18 September: news in brief

Secret knife scanners on trial at London station

A TRIAL of secret knife scanners is underway at a National Rail station in east London. It has been revealed that the trial of the equipment, which can detect knives under clothing as much as three metres away, began on Monday at Stratford, which is a major interchange. It’s reported that the Home Office has invested £40,000 on the scheme, which is being run by British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police. Similar equipment has already been introduced on the metro in Los Angeles, and it removes the need to challenge suspects.

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