Arquebus Director Contributes to TIME Article – How Europe’s Terrorists Get Their Guns

Be sure to read TIME’s recent article on How Europe’s Terrorists Get Their Guns with contributions from Arquebus Director, Paul James.

The rise in so-called “lone wolf” terrorists operating with relative autonomy partly explains the shift in tactics: guns require less expertise to use than bombs. Making and transporting a bomb requires effort and communication, which in turn leads to a higher risk of being discovered by the authorities.

“The fact is that we are seeing homegrown, localized threats within communities, who know where firearms are,” Brian Donald, chief of staff of Europol, the E.U.-wide policing organization, told TIME in an interview after the Copenhagen attack in February. “They don’t have to have a big terrorist network to support them, they can go out and buy one [weapon] on the street. That is what the police in Europe are facing.”

Prize Awarded to Connor Patmore for Placement with Arquebus

As part of our ongoing projects, Connor has been working with Arquebus for the past 12 months supporting our clients overseas. His exceptional performance during his time with us has been recognised by being awarded the Hays Specialist Recruitment Prize 2015 in a special ceremony in association with Coventry University graduation.

“This prize is a great way of enhancing my employability prospects and demonstrates the kind of recognition you can get from working hard during your studies”.

We would like to congratulate Connor on his prize and excellent contribution to Arquebus as part of his placement. Although Connor is now completing his final year at Coventry University of his Forensic Investigations degree, he continues to work with us in enhancing our double casting capabilities.

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