March 26, 2009
Royal Bank of Scotland is stepping up security for its current and former senior executives after vandals attacked the Edinburgh home of its disgraced former boss, Sir Fred Goodwin, The Scotsman can reveal.
[efoods]Several windows were smashed at Sir Fred’s home in upmarket Grange, and a dark-coloured Mercedes S600 saloon parked in the driveway was also attacked.
A group using the e-mail name “bankbossesarecriminals” claimed responsibility and warned: “This is just the beginning.”
RBS launched an urgent review in the wake of the incident that police said they were treating “very seriously”.
The bank is thought to be stepping up security dramatically for its senior officials and major buildings across the UK, including its global headquarters at Gogarburn, near Edinburgh Airport.
The vandalism, which was condemned as “deplorable” by business leaders, came as the authorities in London prepare for anti-capitalist demonstrations coinciding with next week’s G20 summit of world leaders.
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