London Terrorist Attacks

  • Kris Christmann

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Counter-terrorism and urban security specialists have said it is “almost impossible” to prevent the kind of “low tech” attack carried out on London Bridge, warning that the proliferation of bollards and barriers on streetscapes would simply shift the threat elsewhere in British cities.


Kris Christmann, an applied criminologist at the University of Huddersfield, who specialises in radicalisation and counter-terrorism, said: “I suspect London Bridge was chosen because there isn’t much street furniture which would act as an obstacle, and it allows the attackers to gain speed.

Period4 Jun 2017

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