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Security increased for MCG test after terror arrests

 Agencies |  2016-12-24 22:35:15.0  |  Melbourne

Security has been increased at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Monday’s second Test between Australia and Pakistan following the arrest of seven people over a terror-related plot in the city. Those charged were allegedly planning to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, nearby Federation Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral on Christmas Day. Chief police commissioner Graham Ashton said while they are confident the terror plot had been contained, extra police will be deployed at major events. “There is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat whatsoever in relation to any of the upcoming events including the Boxing Day test. However we’re just making sure we’re taking those extra precautions.”. 

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