Instructions for court users regarding security procedures at the Leeds Combined Court Centre and a list of prohibited items (October 2017)
Since July 2017 all persons entering Leeds Combined Court Centre have been subject to a thorough search. The time that it is taking for people to access the building has been increased due to the number of items being confiscated.
Therefore, I thought it would be useful for you to be aware of some of the items that may be confiscated and have provided a list for your information.
Please can I stress that this list is not exhaustive as Security Officers can use their discretion to take anything they feel could be used as a weapon or to disrupt court proceedings, it also changes slightly depending on the current threat level.
With a view to speeding up the process of entering the building, could I ask that you encourage your colleagues who attend at court to do so without any of the items on the list – see below.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Mrs J Ainslie
The Leeds Combined Court Centre
Minicom VII 020 7210 2231
(Helpline for the deaf and hard of hearing)
Leeds Combined Court Centre
The Court House
1 Oxford Row
DX 703016 Leeds 6
T 0113 3062694
KNIVES, FORKS, METAL CUTLERY
KNITTING NEEDLES/CROCHET HOOKS
TOOLS OF ANY DESCRIPTION
Or any item deemed to be a security risk