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Several people are believed to have been killed in an incident in Glasgow

Several people are believed to have been killed in an incident in Glasgow
 Several people are believed to have been killed in an incident in Glasgow city centre, Sky News understands.A police officer is among those who ...
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Streatham terror attack: Several stabbed and man shot dead in London

Streatham terror attack: Several stabbed and man shot dead in London
Several people have been stabbed in Streatham, south London, and a man has been shot dead by police, in what they describe as a "terrorist-related" in...
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Hull police shooting: Man shot by armed officers

Hull police shooting: Man shot by armed officers
Police arrived at Hessle Road, Hull, after receiving reports that a man in the street was in possession of a firearm in the early hours of Sunday morn...
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London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds

London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds
A jury at the inquest into the deaths of the three London Bridge attackers agrees they were lawfully killed by armed officers.Three terrorists who mur...
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Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams

Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams
Messages of condolence have flooded in from across the country following the death of a Fenland woman who has helped thousands of police officers nati...
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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 gun...
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Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland

Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland
 Armed police officers have assisted in more than 1,500 missing person inquiries and responded to over 300 road accidents since a relaxation in t...
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Regional emergency exercise held in Essex

Regional emergency exercise held in Essex
Police officers from across the eastern region working together with partner emergency services took part in a live-play training exercise at DP World...
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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 Lincol...
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Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen

Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen
Some recruits drop out, fearing how they could be treated following a police shooting,Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated in...
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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff
Armed police have exchanged fire with a gunman after a person was shot in Oxford city centre.Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a pro...
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Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended

Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended
Police Scotland can confirm that the extended role of Armed Response Vehicle officers (ARVs) will be implemented on 7 May, 2018.As announced in Decemb...
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Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review

Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says review
Duty officer must be able to track outside firearms officers at major incidents, says reviewChiefs agree that introducing capability is ‘crucial’ and ...
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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 i...
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Armed policing officers use day’s leave to meet students for talk on knives and gun crime

Armed policing officers use day’s leave to meet students for talk on knives and gun crime
Two officers from an armed policing unit used a day’s leave to speak to students at an East Cambs college on the dangers of carrying knives and f...
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Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers

Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers
The force will scrap restrictions on the routine deployment of firearms officers.Hundreds of Scottish police will be armed with Tasers next year, whil...
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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, includi...
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West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.

West Midlands Police are deploying firearms to 60% more incidents compared to last year.
Armed officers in the West Midlands Police were deployed on 672 more operations in the year ending March 2017 than in the year ending March 2016.West ...
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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 childrenPolice have commended the firearms...
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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 mistakePolice have warned that teenagers are putting themselves in dang...
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