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Dressed in a Muslim veil and surrounded from all angles by armed officers, this was the astonishing scene yesterday as a tranquil seaside resort was plunged into a full-scale terror alert.
Scores of officers carrying sub-machine guns and wearing full protective uniform descended on Saltburn-by-the-Sea, near Middlesbrough, at 11am after reports that a woman had a bomb in her bag.
Police coaxed her out of a small shelter near to the pier at around noon and got her to kneel on the floor.
As armed police moved in, another witness described the dramatic scenes.
She said: 'She is sitting on the bench with her hands on her head. An armed policeman is pointing a gun at her.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
I fail to see how the woman in the picture is any more capable of concealing a bomb than anyone else in similarly baggy Western attire.
Originally posted by tom.farnhill
reply to post by DavidWillts
we are talking about not being able to see the face , nothing to do with baggy clothing .
Originally posted by Ixtab
So according to this articles type of logic we should ban handbags.