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London Christmas markets will be protected

222downloadChristmas markets will be protected by “rings of steel” this year as security is bolstered at events across Britain to prevent  Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

The Telegraph understands the Local Government Association has warned councils to be vigilant and has encouraged them to follow government guidance in protecting areas susceptible to mass casualty atrocities.

This includes installing obstructions such as concrete bollards in pedestrianised areas to prevent heavy vehicles driving into crowds of people – similar to the attack carried out in Germany’s capital last year, where 12 people died and a further 56 were injured.