Commissioner promises christmas market security
The Police and Crime Commissioner says people should feel
reassured about their safety at this year's Christmas market in
David Jamieson has been briefed on the security measures put in
place by West Midlands Police and levels of security will be as
high as ever.
The PCC says people's safety is his, and the force's, top
As was the case last year, security barriers are in place as a
precaution. Police officers armed with taser will also be on
Throughout the year armed officers are stationed in the city
centre ready to respond to an incident. This will be no different
over the 2018 festive period.
In 2017 crime at the Birmingham Christmas market was very low
meaning millions of people from around the country came to the
second city and enjoyed the food, drink and shopping on offer.
The Frankfurt themed event - which runs from Thursday November
15th to Sunday December 23rd - is thought to
be worth hundreds of millions of pounds to the local economy.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson,
said: "The Christmas market is one of Birmingham's finest
attractions during the year, drawing millions of people to the
"West Midlands Police, like all other forces around the country,
remain vigilant in the face of the current terror threat.
"I'm pleased to say security precautions are in place again this
year and I hope everybody who plans to visit the market feels
reassured that their safety is our main concern."