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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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Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens

Police commissioner commends Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens
Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite hailed the Armed Policing Museum in Chatteris as a 'gem' of the Fens during his visit.  Opened to t...
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Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row

Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row
Police Scotland is facing a sexism row after an inspector said female firearms officers should not be deployed together if men were available. In an i...
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The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe

The little-known police of the sea who keep Plymouth's naval base safe
Patrolling 24/7, 365 days a year, the MoD Police Marine Unit are helping keep the waters around Plymouth safe As large as  Plymouth Sound  i...
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Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner

Statement following judgment - Joseph, Coburn and Sammy v Commissioner
  Following the judgement in the case of Joseph and Coburn v The Commissioner, Commander Kyle Gordon, of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command sa...
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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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South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows

South Wales police Taser rethink as gang knife threat grows
All frontline police officers in south Wales could be armed with Tasers to face the increasing threat of gangs carrying knives. Chief Constable Matt J...
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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 pr...
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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 Decem...
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Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise

Stansted Airport Terror Attack Exercise
Armed police were seen stalking through one of London’s busiest airports as they responded to a mock-up terror attack. Stansted Airport staff joined p...
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Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model

Force sets roll-out date for latest Taser model
A force has begun training its firearms officers to use the latest Taser model. Staffordshire Police has invested £128,000 to supply each officer from...
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Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent

Met Firearms Officers transferring out up 1300 per cent
Expertise is sometimes 'irreplaceable' the Met admitted The number of firearms officers transferring out of the Met Police has surged 1300 per cent ov...
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Police tyre shooting was 'justified'

Police tyre shooting was 'justified'
Firearms officers were justified in shooting out the tyres of a car which had rammed a police vehicle, the police watchdog has ruled. The shooting too...
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North Yorkshire Police launches recruitment drive to entice firearms officers from other forces

North Yorkshire Police launches recruitment drive to entice firearms officers from other forces
NORTH Yorkshire Police are looking to benefit from the expertise of experienced detectives and firearms officers through a transferee recruitment driv...
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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 ...
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PC faces gunman after routine burglary call

PC faces gunman after routine burglary call
  PC Jemma Follows has her Taser drawn when the teenager emerges, but he vanishes from sight and she withdraws from the house. Undeterred, the re...
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Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018

Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018
  A report into the death of Yassar Yaqub is unlikely to be made public until the second half of 2018, according to investigators. Almost a year ...
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Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect

Firearms Special Report - Witness or Suspect
  Above and beyond : firearms special report - witness or suspect A short video report made by the Police Federation of England and Wales Highlig...
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Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser

Body worn video shows firearms officers disarming knife man with a Taser
  This is the moment firearms officers safely disarmed a man as he marched towards them carrying two knives, in footage captured on body cameras ...
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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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