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Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'

Close Protection officer shot terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he approached 'to kill me'
A minister’s bodyguard broke down in court as he told how he shot Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood dead as he believed "he was going to kill me". T...
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PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack

PM pays tribute to London Bridge victims and heroes on anniversary of terror attack
A year on from the murder of eight people, the UK's senior counter terror policing co-ordinator says the threat remains high. Britain's resolve agains...
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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 Linco...
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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 i...
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HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response

HMICFRS praises ‘internationally unmatched’ counter-terrorism response
The UK is seen as the “reference nation” when it comes to responding to terror attacks, according to a summary report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...
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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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Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland

Police officer’s car set alight after ‘booby trap bomb explodes’ in Northern Ireland
A police officer’s car has been set on fire after a ‘booby trap bomb’ reportedly exploded in Northern Ireland . The female police officer was not in t...
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Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener

Armed police - cop's eye view of gun training exercise is a real eye-opener
Force has seen 50% increase in officers carrying guns since Paris terror attacks Training for a day they hope will never come, these are the firearms ...
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Emergency services training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills

Emergency services training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills
  Suffolk Constabulary , together with partner emergency services, took part in a live-play training exercise at Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestof...
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MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11

MI5 and police to undergo biggest terror shake-up since 9/11
MI5 and police are to carry out the biggest shake-up of their counter-terrorism operations since the 7/7 London bombings in a new attempt to protect t...
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Parsons Green terrorist incident

Parsons Green terrorist incident
The PFOA staff and membership thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terroris...
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Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London

Firearms officers to have new £50m HQ and training centre in London
A new £50 million base for armed police officers is to be built in central London to help protect the public from terrorism. The new base will house a...
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Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline

Hero officers who shot London Bridge terrorists dead return to frontline
The hero police officers who shot dead the London Bridge terrorists have returned to the frontline. An inquiry into the deaths of Khuram Shazad Butt, ...
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Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage

Officer shoots four jihadis as they marched from Audi on killing rampage
A HEROIC police officer killed four terrorists single-handedly in a shootout in Cambrils after  jihadis rammed a van into pedestrians - just hour...
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Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols

Police chiefs to consider arming beat bobbies with pistols
The controversial move could overturn Britain’s proud tradition of routine unarmed policing. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will meet next...
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Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide

Pressure on police forces sees officers contemplating suicide
  Detective Warren Hines says he is aware of sergeants allocating work "on the basis of who is the least tearful that morning". A decorated senio...
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Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament

Man 'reaching for knife' tasered by police outside Parliament
A man was brought down with a Taser outside the Palace of Westminster after he reached for a knife when approached by officers, Scotland Yard has said...
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Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row

Devon and Cornwall PCC in armed civilians row
  A police chief has found herself at odds with her own force by saying she would look into whether gun owners could act as armed civilians in th...
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Sky poll: Public asked if they want police to be armed

Sky poll: Public asked if they want police to be armed
Sky News - Most Britons are in favour of police carrying guns after attacks in Manchester and London, a Sky Data poll finds. The vast majority of Brit...
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IPCC investigation into London Bridge terror shootings underway

IPCC investigation into London Bridge terror shootings underway
The deputy chairman insists “no individual officer” is under investigation. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun its inq...
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