Security guards drafted in to patrol Lancaster museum steps

A private security firm has been drafted in to patrol the steps of Lancaster City Museum during opening hours.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 3:58 pm
Security guards have been posted to patrol Lancaster City Museum steps

Two security guards from Lancaster based Castlegate Security will be present at the entrance of the museum in Market Square during the day following long running complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Police patrols have also been stepped up in Lancaster city centre over recent weeks.

Visitors to the museum had previously been asked to use the rear entrance to the building.

Lancaster City Museum

A spokesperson for Lancaster City Council said: “A security presence has been commissioned for the City Museum to provide reassurance to staff and public using the building.”

Security staff from Castlegate Security at Lancaster City Museum