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Commercial Vehicle Unit security checks for the Royal Wedding-Windsor

News   •   Oct 04, 2018 14:29 BST

Preparations are continuing in the build up to the marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in Windsor next Friday (12/10).

Thames Valley Police is policing the Wedding and members of the public will see an increase in both armed and unarmed officers, as well as a range of security measures including Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) barriers. There are also many security measures that the public won’t be able to see.

The Commercial Vehicle Unit will be carrying out checks at locations in and around Windsor.

The unit is headed up by Sergeant Paul Diamond. He said: “Our officers are highly trained in this specialist area of police work, engaging with commercial vehicles and their drivers every day to mitigate against the risks posed by these types of vehicles.

“The team is proud to be working to make the Royal Wedding secure for everyone, and we will be working closely with the haulage and commercial companies as well as other agencies to gather intelligence and keep the roads safe.

“Checks will be carried out on all types of commercial vehicle from light goods vans to heavy goods vehicles. By working with the industry we ensure that we have strong relationships and that they act as our extra eyes.

“We will be using a range of powers and are able to monitor the movements of commercial vehicles.

“We would ask the members of the haulage industry to consider alternative routes on the day of the wedding in Windsor so that they are not delayed by traffic related to the event.”

“We are looking forward to policing the Royal Wedding. Members of the public should feel free to approach our officers for a chat or if they have any concerns to please make them aware.”

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