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Britons rush to self-defence classes after Jihadist attacks

Number of inquiries had jumped by 70% since terrorist attack in Westminster in March

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Worried Britons are increasingly taking up self-defence classes with a spike in the number of people signing up for them after the country was hit by three terrorist attacks within three months. One school teaching self-defence was quoted by The Sunday Times as saying that it had a ten-fold spike in inquiries in the immediate aftermath of last weekend's terrorist attack on London Bridge in which three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians and then went on a stabbing spree, killing eight persons before being shot dead. Another school said its waiting lists were "backing ...

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First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 16:36 IST
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