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Thug who broke a police firearms officer's ankle walks free from court

Thug who broke a police firearms officer's ankle walks free from court
Sgt Andrew Prestedge was trying to help Melvin Scott's partner when he was met with aggression and suffered a horrendous injury to his ankle in Hought...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Armed manhunt after police officer attacked

Armed manhunt after police officer attacked
A police officer has been attacked by two men after carrying out a "routine stop" on a car. The Dyfed-Powys Police officer was taken to hospital as a ...
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Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser

Every Norfolk response officer will be given option to arm with Taser
Every response officer in Norfolk will have the option to arm themselves with Taser by 2021, the chief constable has said. But he stopped short of mee...
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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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Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'

Police should 'all be armed with Tasers to stop attacks'
John Apter , chair of the Police Federation, said ministers must roll out more of the weapons before violence gets out of control Officers should be r...
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police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel

police officer run over while on duty 'felt his body crumple' under van wheel
Sergeant Jim Morgan is back at work following an inspirational recovery after he was run over by Martin Stowell, who was later found not guilty of any...
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Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
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South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime

South Wales Police Taser policy to be reviewed in light of gun and knife crime
It is in response to the number of officers being kicked, punched and spat at on a weekly basis The chief constable of South Wales Police is ordering ...
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Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword

Man viciously attacks police officers with a sword
One police officer was seriously injured in the attack which happened on Upper Chorlton Road in Whalley Range shortly before 3pm this Sunday. Shocking...
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Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'

Tasers for all Hampshire police officers with 'operational need'
A police force has said it will issue Tasers to all officers with a "clear operational need". Hampshire Constabulary said it would begin by doubling t...
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