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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 gu...
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West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers

West Midlands Police to double number of officers carrying Tasers
By this time next year, more than 1,440 officers will be armed with Tasers More police officers in the West Midlands are being given Tasers - to try a...
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Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary

Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to armed police documentary
His one-off ITV documentary, Ross Kemp and the Armed Police , was a no-holds barred look at guns as part of ITV's Crime & Punishment season Ross K...
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British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station

British Transport Police opens Counter Terrorism Hub at Birmingham New Street station
On Thursday 24 May, British Transport Police  introduced its first regional counter terrorism unit at Birmingham New Street station.  The op...
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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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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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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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Joint firearms operation leads to arrests

Joint firearms operation leads to arrests
Two men have been charged with seven firearms offences after they were arrested by armed officers from the National Crime Agency. Zahid Ali (33) from ...
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Anti-terror police grab suspects from car

BBC NEWS - Armed anti-terror police have grabbed two people from a car in a busy Birmingham street. A man and woman, aged 21 and 23, were plucked from...
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