June 2017 Blog Archive

  • Former CST Chief Executive Richard Benson awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday honours list

    21 Jun 2017 by CST

    CST is delighted that our former Chief Executive and current board member Richard Benson was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.  Richard joined CST as a volunteer security officer in 1993 and became a full-time member of staff in 1998 as Head of Security. He was CST’s Chief Executive from 2001 until 2013 when he joined CST’s board of trustees. Under his leadership, CST became one of Britain’s foremost Jewish charities and a global leader in community-based security work.

  • Security following Finsbury Park attack

    20 Jun 2017 by CST

    CST condemns the suspected terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Sunday night, in which a man drove a van into a crowd of Muslims standing on a pavement near to two mosques in the area.

  • Are we doing enough to tackle terror in the UK?

    7 Jun 2017 by CST

    The horrific terrorist attacks in London and Manchester in recent weeks have opened a debate about whether this country doing enough to tackle terrorism, and what else can be done to stop young men (and it is usually men) from going out to kill as many people as they can in the name of radical Islamist ideology.

  • Security bulletin following recent London and Manchester attacks

    4 Jun 2017 by CST

    Following the latest terrorist attack in London on 3 June 2017, CST asks our community to be calm and vigilant, to cooperate with security measures and to report suspicious activity. 

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