April 19, 2011
Police officers and sniffer dogs have been scouring drains, bins and peering inside lampposts in central London to check for explosives ahead of next week’s royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Officers have been checking under manhole covers and even hunting inside traffic lights for any hidden bombs or weapons on the short route the bride and groom will travel betweenBuckingham Palace andWestminster Abbey for the wedding.
The couple will travel in separate cars to the abbey, but return along the procession route together in an open-topped horse-drawn carriage, waving to the crowds, and then appear on the balcony of the palace with the rest of the royals.
“Officers are trained to be vigilant and check areas where items may have been hidden,” said Inspector Ian Fairman who is in charge of the search teams.
“Officers will be checking vulnerable areas all along the route of the procession.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 8:59 am