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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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Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested

Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested
A suspected gunman was arrested after police ended a four-hour siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton. Officers were called to MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park ...
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Seminar addresses serious post incident issues

Seminar addresses serious post incident issues
Delegates to the Federation’s second annual Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) seminar have been hearing from a range of guest speakers and experts. ...
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Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime

Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime
A leading trauma surgeon has told how the number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at a major London hospital has doubled in the last five year...
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Parsons Green terrorist incident

Parsons Green terrorist incident
The PFOA staff and membership thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terroris...
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Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'

Gun seized in Merseyside is 'most criminally used firearm in Britain'
  A gun seized by armed police after a shooting in Merseyside has been described as “the most criminally used firearm in Britain”. The Beretta 90...
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Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall

Behind the scenes with armed police in Devon & Cornwall
  A new behind the scenes video reveals how armed police patrol Cornwall and Devon. It is explaining how firearms the teams work and train, inclu...
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Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage

Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage
A HEROIC police officer killed four terrorists single-handedly in a shootout in Cambrils after  jihadis rammed a van into pedestrians - just hour...
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Police shoot man in Birmingham street during armed arrest

Police shoot man in Birmingham street during armed arrest
Police have shot and injured a man on a street in south-west Birmingham. An armed officer fired his weapon in Hereford Close, Rubery, at about 21:00 B...
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Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict

Firearms officers praised as inquest into fatal police shooting concludes with lawful verdict
Richard Davies, 41, was shot at his home in St Neots after firing at police and threatening to kill his own children Police have commended the firearm...
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Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges

Replica firearms putting Birmingham teens at risk as gun crime surges
  Armed police would be called to any incidents - sparking fears of tragic mistake Police have warned that teenagers are putting themselves in da...
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Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting

Police firearms officers describe the moments leading up to a fatal shooting
  The jury has already heard that Richard Davies was shot dead at his St Neots home on October 21, 2015, after threatening to kill his children a...
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Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow

Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow
  Armed police on patrol at Swansea’s Wales Airshow have helped to save the life of man who had collapsed with a heart attack. The 80-year-old wa...
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Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols

Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols
The controversial move could overturn Britain’s proud tradition of routine unarmed policing. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will meet next...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged

Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged
A Met Police firearms officer will face no charges over the shooting of a man who was killed in a botched attempt to free a prisoner, prosecutors said...
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When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind

When I joined the Police I resolved never to carry a gun. But I've changed my mind
  The Guardian - I’ve been a police officer for 20 years. When I joined the service I resolved that if I was ever required to carry a gun, ...
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Melbourne siege a 'terrorist incident'

Melbourne siege a 'terrorist incident'
  Australian police are treating as a "terrorist incident" a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed. Heavily armed officers arrived at an a...
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Armed police 'inundated' with support from public

Armed police 'inundated' with support from public
Nottinghamshire Police say armed patrol officers have been "inundated with messages of support" from the public over the last week There was an increa...
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