Taken from The Times Newspaper on 02 January 2020. Article by Tom Ball
Super-rich parents in London’s wealthiest areas are hiring ex-military bodyguards to nanny their children as protection against rising crime in the capital and the threat of abduction.
Former special forces soldiers are being paid up to £150,000 a year to act as close protection guards for the children of parents from Russia and the Middle East.
The sight of bodyguards standing by the school gates at home time is becoming increasingly common.
Sam Martin, co-founder of 19 London, an international agency providing staff for homes, offices, yachts and private aircraft of rich and high-profile individuals, said that rising crime in the capital had led to a surge in demand for close protection services.
He said: “All of the bodyguards that we……click here to read the full article