Scottish Premiership football club Rangers has said police have been closing off the roads around its Ibrox home stadium to prevent possible terror attacks.

The judgment was made following a major Police Scotland review into security at public events. Rangers issued a statement on its website to announce the decision.

Police Scotland initiated the review process following the Manchester Arena attacks on May 22, after which Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to the highest possible, critical, before decreasing it to severe in the following days.

The new measure in Scotland also involves an Eminem concert that is set to take place at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow tonight (Thursday). The event will see armed police overseeing the tens of thousands of music fans in the area.

The statement said: “Police Scotland constantly review how we police major events and sporting fixtures.

“You will have noticed at recent matches at Ibrox Stadium that roads around the perimeter of the stadium have been closed prior to and at the conclusion of the match.

“Taking into account the current UK Threat Level and to ensure the safety of all spectators this new arrangement will continue until further notice. The road closures will be lifted as soon as the Safety Officer and Match Commander are satisfied that the spectators are safely away from the stadium.

“We hope you understand the reasoning behind the closures and ask for your patience and support. We work closely with the Safety Team at Rangers Football Club and this is an ongoing partnership that will continue as we work together to keep you all safe.”

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