World leaders as a result of attending the Glasgow climate summit are endangered after officials have published their plans for the site (described as “terrorist manual”) online
- Two hundred heads of state will gather for the conference of the parties
- The security bill for the two-week event is expected to be tens of millions of pounds
- But detailed drawings revealed secret tunnels, power hubs and generators
The safety of world leaders visiting Great Britain at a major climate summit has been compromised by an astonishing security breach.
Two hundred heads of state and tens of thousands of delegates will gather in Glasgow for the Conference of the Parties Conference (COP) in November.
The security bill for the two-week event on the Scottish Event Campus is expected to be tens of millions of pounds.
But highly sensitive site plans – described as a “manual” for terrorists – have been published online by popping officials.
Two hundred heads of state and tens of thousands of delegates will gather in Glasgow for the Conference of the Parties Conference (COP) in November. The security bill for the two-week event on the Scottish Event Campus (photo) is expected to amount to tens of millions of pounds
Detailed drawings reveal secret tunnels, the site’s power hubs and generators, and its gas, electricity and sewerage networks.
The plans show where terrorist posts are placed to prevent vehicle attacks and even show behind the scenes and changing rooms, VIP lounges, security control rooms and the media center.
Chris Phillips, a former head of the British National Counter-Terrorism Office, said: “It’s a manual for damaging this building. It has taken away all hope for safety in the run-up to this event. This information should not be in the public domain. “
The plans were published on the government website gov.uk last December as part of an invitation to companies to register for the event.
The blunder is the latest controversy that followed the conference after a fight over the estimated £ 200 million cost to control it.
Terrorists have previously monitored targets with detailed floor plans of buildings. In 1984, the IRA studied the Grand Hotel in Brighton (photo) for weeks before planting a bomb aimed at the Tory Party conference
Officials are preparing for widespread protests against climate change after the UN climate conference in Madrid last year drew crowds of up to 500,000 marchers.
Terrorists have previously monitored targets using detailed floor plans of buildings.
In 1984, the IRA studied the Grand Hotel in Brighton for weeks before planting a bomb aimed at the Tory Party conference. Five people died when it exploded.
A government spokesman said, “Public access to these documents has been wrongfully granted and has since been removed.”