Hundreds of knives and other weapons have been confiscated from people entering the House of Commons, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The MET police commenting on the story say they run a safe scheme, this is pretty evident from the figures and for anyone who has ever visited the Commons.
Although I don’t quite agree with the analogy that a “modern-day Guy Fawkes” will beat the system.
I’m pretty sure his plot was a little bigger than smuggling a kitchen knife inside…
The Sun, report:
The shocking haul exposes cops’ daily battle to keep MPs and peers safe — and raises fears that a modern-day Guy Fawkes will one day beat the system. Our Freedom of Information requests reveal officers found 433 knives in the past three years as visitors passed metal detectors and X-ray scanners.
They also confiscated three fake guns, a knuckle-duster, a catapult, three telescopic batons, a cosh and a meat cleaver. This year’s haul includes a sabre and a sword.