Funding for tech to pick out potential terrorists in crowds

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Ministers are searching for new technology to identify possible terrorists in crowded areas in the wake of the London attacks.

Up to £2m will be made available to fund research into techniques that could increase efforts to protect citizens from bomb or gun attacks.

The Government hopes the scheme will improve the surveillance and detection of potential threats in crowds.

In light of the horrific attacks in London and Manchester, the Government has committed to review its counter-terror strategy and further to this I am announcing today that we are making up to £2 million available to fund research into cutting edge technology and behavioural science projects designed to keep people safe in crowds. The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our ongoing work to keep people safe.

Ben Wallace, Security Minister