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Security operation ahead of Tynwald Day

Police carry out searches and checks to keep people safe

Island police are overseeing a security operation ahead of Tynwald Day on Monday.

Searches are being carried out along routes leading to St John's, and at Tynwald Hill, the venue for Manx national day celebrations.

A bomb disposal team is checking sites ahead of the arrival of visiting VIPs, and police chiefs are monitoring the latest security advice from UK authorities. 

The Island's entire parliament, the Manx judiciary and dozens of civic leaders and officials gather in public for the annual outdoor sitting of Tynwald.

Months of planning has been under way to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Inspector Derek Flint says the operation is about keeping people safe.

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