Airport needs 'eyes and ears'
POLICE at Bristol International Airport are asking for enthusiastic members of the public to help with 'plane spotting' for criminals and terrorists
POLICE at Bristol International Airport are asking for enthusiastic members of the public to help with 'plane spotting' for criminals and terrorists.As part of the scheme, called Airport Watch, which aims to ensure the security and safety of the Lulsgate site, aircraft enthusiasts are being asked to attend an event at which they will be briefed on activities to look out for to protect the site, including criminal and terrorist activity. Inspector Chris Ware, of the airport's police team, said: "There are many members of the public who regularly watch the activities at the airport from vantage points like Cooks Bridle Path."We have regular contact with many of them and are looking to harness their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm so they can be our extra eyes and ears around the airport."The briefing will go into detail about the things we would like them to look out for and what action they should take in response. In return, they will get a preview of future plans for the airport, which they should find interesting."Provided the public watch activity at the airport in a legal and safe way, it can only be to everyone's advantage to work together on the Airport Watch scheme."The briefing will be held in the Bristol Suite at the old terminal building at 11am on Saturday.