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Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’

Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’
Officers came under attack with missiles and petrol bombs in three consecutive nights of violence in the North Queen Street area. A senior police offi...
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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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Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport

Terror police investigate explosives near Waterloo Station, Heathrow and London City Airport
Police received separate reports of suspicious packages at Waterloo Station and Heathrow and London City airports earlier today. Counter-terror police...
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Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety

Taser ‘crucial’ in protecting officers from assaults and ensuring public safety
  Taser is a vital piece of protective equipment and essential in ensuring public safety and protecting officers from assaults.  That is the...
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Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019

Chatteris armed policing museum open to public in 2019
A new museum dedicated to the history of armed policing will open to the public in the new year. Exhibitions will detail the use of firearms by office...
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National Museum on Armed Policing to Open

National Museum on Armed Policing to Open
  Chattris is set to become home to a national museum early in the new year which aims to inspire youngsters and help fight knife crime .  F...
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Armed police deployed across South Yorkshire after "explosion of violent crime" and threat of terrorism

Armed police deployed across South Yorkshire after "explosion of violent crime" and threat of terrorism
Armed police were deployed more times in South Yorkshire last year than at any other time in the last decade, as the number of armed officers reached ...
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Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner

Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner
  Following the judgement in the case of Joseph and Coburn v The Commissioner, Commander Kyle Gordon, of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command sa...
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PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack

PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack
A year on from the murder of eight people, the UK's senior counter terror policing co-ordinator says the threat remains high. Britain's resolve agains...
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Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'

Multi-agency exercise 'gave us the chance to test how we would respond'
Emergency services have held a live training exercise to test the response to a terror attack in Lincoln city centre. The exercise was staged at Linco...
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More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester

More armed police are to start patrolling high-profile events in Manchester
GMP's armed policing unit was increased by a third last year and the force said that as a result, the public will now start seeing more officers carry...
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Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener

Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener
Force has seen 50% increase in officers carrying guns since Paris terror attacks Training for a day they hope will never come, these are the firearms ...
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Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire

Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire
A man has admitted shooting a police officer with a crossbow bolt before setting fire to his home. Christopher Hutchison, 37, hit Sgt Stuart Morrison ...
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Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day

Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day
FIREARM DRAMA  - Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day as cops hunt two men Officers raced to the scene in Carron Place after the ...
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MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year

MI5: We prevented nine terror attacks in past year
The UK's domestic security service said it stopped nine terror attacks this year, though it failed to prevent five others. MI5 prevented a total of ni...
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Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender

Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender
  Scotland Yard launched a new campaign today urging people to give up their guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals. Officers have urged...
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Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown

Armed police stopping cars and pedestrians in Christmas Market security crackdown
Armed police officers are stopping cars and pedestrians in Birmingham city centre in a security crackdown ahead of the launch of the German Christmas ...
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Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser

Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser
  This is the moment firearms officers safely disarmed a man as he marched towards them carrying two knives, in footage captured on body cameras ...
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Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire

Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire
  A 36-year-old man has been arrested after a house was surrounded by armed police investigating reports that a man was inside armed with a cross...
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MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11

MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11
MI5 and police are to carry out the biggest shake-up of their counter-terrorism operations since the 7/7 London bombings in a new attempt to protect t...
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