Terrorist case - targeting of Synagogues and Rabbis

28 Dec 2010 by CST

Court hearings began yesterday, 27 December, of nine men arrested in counter-terror raids in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent on 20 December.

The court heard that two synagogues and their Rabbis were amongst a wider range of potential targets of the accused.

CST had been previously briefed by Police and we have discussed the threat with the Rabbis concerned and with the security at their locations.

For legal and security reasons, CST will not be disclosing the identities of the synagogues and Rabbis, unless their names appear in the media. We shall of course be ensuring that the Jewish community continues to implement rigorous security measures at this time.

There is no information, at this stage, to suggest that this represents a new level of threat to our community. Rather, it confirms, yet again, the need for our current high levels of security across the community.


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