Security 'stepped up' at Doncaster Dome for Bring Me The Horizon gig following Paris terror attacks

The Dome
The Dome

A heavy security presence is reportedly in place at the Doncaster Dome for tonight's Bring Me The Horizon concert, amid claims that safeguarding measures at the venue have been tightened in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

After seeing several security guards with metal detectors, one concert-goer at the Bawtry Road venue said they were told it was because of the Paris terror attacks.

Bring Me the Horizon are playing in Doncaster tonight

Bring Me the Horizon are playing in Doncaster tonight

They said: "They closed the main entrance and stuck security with metal detectors on.

"Girl on the desk says it's been stepped up because of the size of the event and given the Paris attacks.

"There's already people queuing outside for a band that won't be on stage til 9.

"There's all kind of official looking people patrolling."

During this month's Paris terror attacks, ISIS terrorists killed 89 people attending an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the capital city's Bataclan theatre.

Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust commented: "The Dome has adopted a new style of operation for our concert customers.

"Tonight's event is a capacity crowd and as such we have amended our programme to ensure the best customer service for all our visitors.

"All fitness customers are accessing the building from a new entrance and the front entrance is solely for ticket holders of the gig.

"As a result, security are operational at the front entrance of the building.

"We are looking forward to a great night and hope our customers, old and new enjoy their visit."

The Dome is Doncaster's biggest music venue with a capacity of 3,600.