COP26 volunteers trying to sell uniforms on eBay sparks summit security fears

VOLUNTEERS have sparked security concerns after trying to flog their uniforms on eBay for just GBP10. Branded jackets, polo shirts, backpacks, face masks and bobble hats have been listed by sellers in Clydebank and Edinburgh.

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Some COP26 volunteers (not pictured) are trying to sell their uniforms onlineCredit: Les Gallagher – The Sun

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Security fears surrounding the venue have been sparkedCredit: Alamy

But sources fear the distinctive kit could be used to get close to visiting delegates at the UN climate summit. One said: “It would not be impossible for somebody to sneak in past the cordons to where they are not supposed to be.

“Security are meant to be checking passes on lanyards but it’s been so busy people are being let straight through if they have the right clothing on.” Dozens of bids have been placed for the “extremely rare” gear. More than 10,000 people applied for the unpaid helper roles.

But teams claim they have been short-staffed by no-shows. Glasgow City Council denied allegations of lax security, saying photo ID is checked. A spokesman added: “Obtaining a volunteer uniform does not pose a security threat.”

Earlier today around 100,000 people walked through the city’s street during a massive climate march.


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Protesters set off from Kelvingrove Park in the west end of the city and walked to Glasgow Green, via the city centre. Youth activist Vanessa Nakate gave an impassioned speech, calling for world leaders to acknowledge that the climate crisis is “about people” and not statistics.

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