Tuesday 11 April, the team bus of German side Borussia Dortmund is on its way to Signal Iduna Park for the Champions League quarter-final against Monaco, when three explosive devices go off. One player, Marc Bartra and one policeman got injured. 

Major international sporting and other public events present serious policing and security challenges for host countries. As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism. 

The Spectator Safety Conference, organized by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), will be held on 2 March 2017 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. ESSMA will be involved through one of the panel discussions. 

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