The municipal council of Luxembourg City has ended contracts with private security firms, who have been patrolling the Gare district in recent months, Radio 100,7 reports.

Alderman Serge Wilmes said a meeting for residents will be organised to discuss how to proceed on the matter. G4S, the security firm that had been contracted to patrol areas of the city, was giving "mixed" impressions, underlined Wilmes.

The incident in September in which a dog belonging to a patrol team bit a person was "one element, but not the main reason" to end the contract.

In a letter sent to media, the opposition of the municipal council welcomed the decision, believing that the decision would not have been made without pressure on their part. The Greens, LSAP and The Left oppose any other engagement with private security firms, as this clashes with the constitution and law.