Security Procedures and Prohibited Items at Leeds Combined Courts

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.

Yours faithfully

     Joanne Ainslie

Mrs J Ainslie
Accommodation Manager
The Leeds Combined Court Centre

Joanne.ainslie@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk 

Minicom VII   020 7210 2231
(Helpline for the deaf and hard of hearing)

 www.justice.gov.uk

Leeds Combined Court Centre
The Court House
1 Oxford Row
Leeds
LS1 3BG

DX 703016 Leeds 6

 T  0113 3062694

Prohibited Items

METAL FLASKS

AEROSOL SPRAYS

E-LIQUIDS/LARGE E-CIGARETTES/REFILLS

KNIVES, FORKS, METAL CUTLERY

GLASS BOTTLES

KNITTING NEEDLES/CROCHET HOOKS

SHARPS (SYRINGES)

CAMERAS

DRINKS CANS

LIQUIDS

PERFUMES/DEODORANTS/AFTERSHAVES

SCISSORS

PENKNIVES/MULTI TOOLS

CHINA MUGS/CUPS

TOOLS OF ANY DESCRIPTION

ALCOHOL

INSTRUMENTS

ELECTRICAL ITEMS

RECORDERS/DICTAPHONES

Or any item deemed to be a security risk

October 2017

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