Security News Roundup 11/04/14

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February 28, 2019 2:07 pm

Syria now the biggest threat to UK security

The threat from returning fighters of the Syrian civil war is now supposedly the same as from Al-Qaeda. As many as 500 Britons have been to Syria to fight in the past 3 years.  The fear is that these people who have been radicalised in Syria are being encouraged to return to the UK and carry out attacks here.

A senior Whitehall source told The Telegraph: ‘We are seeing a growing threat to the UK from terrorist groups in Syria. The threat to the UK comes from a range of countries and groups but Syria is perhaps the biggest challenge right now.’

G4S Contract ban lifted 

Security firm G4S will now be considered for government contracts again after it was banned due to a row about overcharging. G4S agreed to pay £109m after it was discovered they were overcharging for prisoner security tags.

G4S said it would now seek to bid for contracts where it had “proven expertise”.

” Today’s ministerial statement marks an important milestone in rebuilding our relationship with the UK government,” its chief executive Ashley Almanza said.

“As part of our overall programme to strengthen the governance, management and performance of our UK government business we have consolidated central government contracts into a single business unit under new leadership and enhanced contract management processes.”