Strand Road security upgrade: “the correct, necessary and proportionate thing to do”

The BBC reports an increase in security measures at the Strand Road police station in Londonderry in response to a “severe threat” .  The station has been the target of bomb attacks twice this year.

From the BBC report

Bollards have been erected outside Strand Road police station in Londonderry to protect the building from attack by dissident republicans.

Parking spaces adjacent to the station have also been removed, and replaced with a steel barricade.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin said it was in response to a “severe threat”.

He also said it was “the correct, necessary and proportionate thing to do”.