Tommy Robinson – Old Bailey

The below information was distributed by the City of London Police with regards to the Tommy Robinson trial;

“On Thursday 27 September 2018, a court case is due to be heard at the Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey, EC4). This is expected to attract a high number of attendees from the public and media, which could result in the roads and streets immediately surrounding the court being much busier than usual.

CoLP would recommend that anyone in the local area who uses this route to consider an alternative on this date, and to leave more time for their journey.

Currently, no road closures have been put in place, and the trial is only expected to last one day. Any updates will be issued via the Everbridge alert system, or via their Twitter account. To sign-up, visit the CoLP website or follow @CityPolice.”

In addition to this CoLP can confirm that from open source intelligence, it would appear there are demonstrations planned from both supporters of Tommy Robinson and counter demonstrations against him; as a result, CoLP will be implementing a barrier plan to minimise the impact on the local businesses and highways. However, there may be an increased amount of footfall on the pavements surrounding the Old Bailey, therefore if you have the ability to use alternative entry/exit points to your buildings then this may be an option you wish to consider.

This will be a fully Policed event and there will be public order serials assigned to the area for the entirety of the hearing.

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