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Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home

Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home
Victim was attacked while at home with his wife and two childrenA man has admitted trying to stab a police officer to death in essexJohn McCartney sta...
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Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers

Rigorous training for Kent Police to safely use Tasers
Chair of Kent Police Federation Neil Mennie spoke on BBC Radio Kent this morning about the use of Taser in the force and the decision-making skills of...
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Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman

Andrew Harper: Teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of policeman
The 28-year-old newlywed was on duty when he was killed near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire on 15 August last year.A teenager has pleaded gui...
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Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun

Off-duty PSNI officer confronted at his door by masked man armed with shotgun
An off-duty PSNI officer has escaped a murder attempt after a masked man came to his door in the middle of the night and pointed a shotgun at him.The ...
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Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!

Taser - a ‘use’ is not always what you think!
As Taser makes the news, PFEW National Chair John Apter champions the wider roll out of the life-saving deviceTaser has been under the media spotlight...
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Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’

Grenade attack on police vehicle was ‘attempt to kill officers’
A loud bang was heard around 2am on Wednesday after a missile struck a landrover in west Belfast.A grenade was thrown at a police land rover in West B...
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5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC

5,000 bikers join 'ride in respect' for killed PC
The widow of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty has led almost 5,000 motorcyclists in a "ride of respect" in his honour.PC Andrew Har...
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Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife

Police officer injured in Holbrooks hit-and-run doesn't recognise his wife
PC Chris Burnham was knocked down in the line of dutyThe police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Holbrooks has been left unable to recog...
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Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers

Police Chief wants to arm all his officers with Tasers
A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns.Nick Adderley of Northampton Po...
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Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack

Police escape injury in County Fermanagh bomb attack
Police officers have escaped injury in a bomb explosion in County Fermanagh.The explosion happened at Wattlebridge, near Newtownbutler, close to the I...
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UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day

UK crime SHAME: Shock figures reveal 'appalling' attacks on police officers each day
VIOLENT assaults on police have risen by a third in just four years, new figures reveal. Officers are being injured on duty at a rate of 28 a day as t...
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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.Nor...
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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 Ra...
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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, acc...
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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 officer for not shooting a fleeing...
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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 p...
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