Migrant crossings: No 10 policy chiefs explored using powerful sonic weapons to halt journeys across the English Channel

Summary by Ground News
Long-Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) are already installed on two Border Force vessels. They were purchased by the Ministry of Defence for use as loud-speakers during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Downing Street policy experts called for them to be used as sound cannons which emit loud, high-frequency noise.
4 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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The Independent

Home Office denies plans to use sonic devices against migrant boats in Channel

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper accused No 10 of chasing headlines

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Downing Street chiefs considered using sonic weapons to turn migrants away

As Boris Johnson stands accused of trying to distract attention away from the Partygate scandal, it emerges No10 chiefs wanted to use the loud speakers which can induce vomiting

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

Migrant crossings: No 10 policy chiefs explored using powerful sonic weapons to halt journeys across the English Channel

Currently used in the United States to disperse crowds and tested by the Greek government against migrants crossing the sea, their use is controversial. 

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Sun

No10 chiefs explored using SONIC WEAPONS to stop migrants crossing Channel

DESPERATE No10 policy chiefs have explored using sonic weapons to turn round small boats in the Channel, The Sun can reveal. The Ministry of Defence purchased Long Range Acoustic Devices that fire …

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Bristol Post

Home Office: Sonic devices not used to deter migrant boats

According to reports, Number 10 wanted to use Long-Range Acoustic Devices to deter migrants from crossing the Channel

4 months ago·Bristol, United Kingdom
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MSN

Home Office denies plans to use sonic devices against migrant boats in Channel

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper accused No 10 of chasing headlines

4 months ago·United States
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