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Monday, 8 July 2019

The council in charge of repairing Hammersmith Bridge is withholding information about the work on security grounds.


Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, put in a Freedom of Information Request.

He wanted to see engineering reports relating to the Bridge, which is currently closed indefinitely, since 2014.

But H&F Council says it won’t release the information as the bridge has been the target of three separate terrorist attacks in the past.

Mr Hands says the whole thing is a farce.



Statement from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

"This information could potentially be obtained and utilised by individuals who may wish to use this information to cause disruption or harm to London’s transport infrastructure.

In this instance, minimising the risk to transport infrastructure and protecting the welfare of members of the general public outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The current threat level in the UK remains severe and there have been attacks and suspicious devices found recently at transport hubs, including bridges, in London.

The detail provided in some of the correspondence could be used by persons with nefarious intentions."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

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