Peekay22 — May 23, 2017
Trafford Centre ‘terror attack': Full detail on how SAS and police countered mock suicide bombers and gunmen
Some 800 volunteers took part in the mock terror attack at Britain’s second largest shopping mall
Steve Robson, John Scheerhout — Daily Mirror May 10, 2016
The images are stomach-churning, but thankfully not real.
In a shocking reminder of how seriously security services are taking the chance of an Islamic State-inspired terror attack, a dramatic training exercise took place at the Trafford Centre in Manchester this morning.
Beginning at midnight, a fake suicide bomber detonated a device, killing and injuring dozens of ‘shoppers’.
A crack squad of armed officers from Greater Manchester Police, Merseyside Police, the North West Counter Terrorism and reportedly the SAS responded.
Some 800 volunteers helped make the mock attack as real as possible to test how the emergency services would cope in the event of terrorist tragedy.