Nick Buckles, chief executive of Group 4 Securicor, attributed the rising level of attacks to the fact that his staff are not allowed to carry guns, leaving them vulnerable to armed raiders.
He said: "It's just part of our business. It is a rising trend, particularly in the
Mr Buckles's comments, made as the company's results were published yesterday, were particularly troubling because G4S also operates in countries which are notorious for violent crime, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, the U.S. and Colombia.
Home Office statistics reveal there were 1,033 attacks on couriers in 2006 - up 24 per cent on a year earlier - and G4S has about 50 per cent of the
The concerns of G4S echoes those of other companies. Some are so afraid for staff safety that they have declared certain urban areas of the
I find it difficult to believe we are more dangerous for security firms than
If we are the worst in the world for armed robbery and we have some of the strictest gun control laws in the world doesn’t that say that gun control doesn’t work?