Armed cops in armoured vans swoop on Wembley as 90,000 fans Gather for England v Lithuania clash after ISIS fanatics call for attacks on UK stadiums - EazyFeeds

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Armed cops in armoured vans swoop on Wembley as 90,000 fans Gather for England v Lithuania clash after ISIS fanatics call for attacks on UK stadiums

Up to 90,000 fans are descending on the capital for the World Cup qualifier amid heightened security in the capital.
A strong presence of armed police were pictured on guard before the Group F match.
Among the defensive arsenal was its bomb-proof truck known as “The Guardians”.
Scotland Yard said no specific threat was behind today’s boost in security, but was in response to the Westminster terror attack that left three pedestrians and a policeman dead.
Urging fans to “be vigilant” a statement read: “In light of Wednesday’s attack, additional patrols are being carried out across the capital to provide reassurance.
“These will include patrols by armed police around Wembley Stadium.”
Heavily-armed cops were spotted patrolling around the national stadium this afternoon as throngs of Three Lions fans made their way to the ground.
Many were spotted on Wembley Way – the main concourse than funnels almost 100,000 footie fans from Wembley Park Tube station to the turnstiles.
Gareth Southgate’s men are facing Lithuania as they bid to continue their romp towards 2018 World Cup qualification.
Reports emerging this morning suggested football fans could become targets for lone wolf jihadists.
  investigation found Islamists had discussed how a ground could be hit during a terror attack.
One chilling group read: “Methods can include entering the stadium and detonating an explosive(s).
“Attacking fans/security at full time in the vicinity of the car park area or exits of the stadium.
“Devices can be left in around the stadium, bars, cars, busses, trains, transportation etc.
“Attacks can compromise of explosives, gun attacks, knife, martyrdom vests, CHEMICAL and any other.”

ISIS supporters had earlier used the secretive messaging app to urge lone wolf attacks on Britain just weeks before the Westminster attack.
Weeks later PC Keith Palmer was knifed to death by Islamist Khalid Masood in front of the Palace of Westminster.
Masood also killed three pedestrians in a murderous car rampage on Westminster Bridge before being shot dead by a plain-clothes cop.
Paris terror attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was found to have pictures of Aston Villa and Birmingham City’s stadiums and well as Edgbaston Cricket ground on his phone following his arrest in 2015.
The Stade de France stadium was targeted by three suicide bombers as France played Germany during his assault on the French capital.

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