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Jailed - Man who shot at police

Jailed - Man who shot at police
An man who shot at police officers sent to check on his welfare has been jailed. Richard Lawrence Alan Barnard, 44, of Llanwddyn, Powys, was sentenced...
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Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019

Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019
  Following the success of last year’s event, the Met’s combined firearm’s commands will be staging an Expo at the US Embassy on the following da...
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Northern Ireland police officers reject Mordaunt’s call for Troubles amnesty

Northern Ireland police officers reject Mordaunt’s call for Troubles amnesty
Rank and file police officers facing ongoing paramilitary death threats in N orthern Ireland have come out against a special amnesty for members of th...
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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks , who is now an ordained Priest. Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were rece...
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Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens

Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens
Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite hailed the Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens during his visit.  Opened to t...
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All Northants police could carry Tasers within THREE years amid rising violence

All Northants police could carry Tasers within THREE years amid rising violence
Northamptonshire’s top police officer has said that all of his frontline staff could be routinely carrying Tasers after a rise in attacks on staff. No...
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Machete attacks and gunmen - the reality of life on the front line with a police firearms unit

Machete attacks and gunmen - the reality of life on the front line with a police firearms unit
Birmingham Live spent a night on patrol with West Midlands Police firearms Unit. A car has been rammed and a passenger is believed to be carrying a gu...
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West Midlands Police face battle on mental health

West Midlands Police face battle on mental health
West Midlands Police force has lost a combined 114 years of work due to officers suffering from mental health issues in one year, new figures have rev...
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PTSD 'at crisis levels' among police officers

PTSD 'at crisis levels' among police officers
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst police officers in the UK is far more common than was ever thought, a new survey suggests. One PC descri...
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Man charged following Norfolk firearms seizure

Man charged following Norfolk firearms seizure
Guns and Tasers seized following NCA operation A man has been charged with possession and the supply of firearms after a National Crime Agency operati...
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Essex stabbing: Police officer repeatedly knifed in chest

Essex stabbing: Police officer repeatedly knifed in chest
  POLICE arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after an off-duty officer was repeatedly stabbed in the chest in a sickening attack in R...
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Serving Cleveland police officer, 47, dies after car fire in Hartlepool

Serving Cleveland police officer, 47, dies after car fire in Hartlepool
A serving Cleveland Police officer has died following a seafront car fire in Hartlepool. Pc David Myers , who was part of Hartlepool's neighbourhood p...
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All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers

All British police officers should carry guns, say CoventryLive readers
More than 4,400 people voted when we asked the 'should all UK police officers carry guns on duty?' Every British police officer should carry a gun, ac...
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West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers

West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers
By this time next year, more than 1,440 officers will be armed with Tasers More police officers in the West Midlands are being given Tasers - to try a...
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Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver

Armed officer who was seriously hurt in hit and run praised for not shooting driver
The officer's rifle had the safety catch off and he could have legitimately opened fire  judge praised an armed office r for not shooting a fleei...
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Father of fallen officer PC Fiona Bone salutes her bravery and reveals the true cost of duty

Father of fallen officer PC Fiona Bone salutes her bravery and reveals the true cost of duty
  The father of PC Fiona Bone has told how he owes a debt of gratitude for the outpouring of public support after she and another female officer...
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Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England

Jump in antidepressant prescriptions in England
A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in England in 2018. NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued ...
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More Kent Police officers to be trained to use Taser

More Kent Police officers to be trained to use Taser
The Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley , is increasing the number of Taser trained officers for the county in the face of a rise in violent...
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Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery

Police officers across UK threaten to boycott People's Postcode Lottery
Scores of police and supporters say they will boycott People's Postcode Lottery after £450,000 donation to campaign group which opposes spithoods and ...
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Significant terrorist hide uncovered in Forkhill

Significant terrorist hide uncovered in Forkhill
Police have uncovered a significant terrorist hide containing component parts for mortars including six mortar tubes in a forested area at the Carewam...
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