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Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns

Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns
Two men from Birmingham who were responsible for supplying sawn-off shotguns to organised crime groups have been jailed for more than 55 years, a...
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Police Set Date For November National Gun Surrender

Police Set Date For November National Gun Surrender
Police forces across the UK are appealing for people to hand over any unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition , starting on...
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Police sickness bill tops £2 million

Police sickness bill tops £2 million
The bill for sickness absence at Staffordshire Police smashed through the £2 million barrier last year - as nearly 60 per cent of frontline officers a...
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Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year
Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs ...
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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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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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Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested

Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested
A suspected gunman was arrested after police ended a four-hour siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton. Officers were called to MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park ...
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Latest issue of Top Cover magazine

Latest issue of Top Cover magazine
  The latest edition of the PFOA magazine Top Cover is now available to download in this issue:   Out and about - West Midlands Police From ...
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Seminar addresses serious post incident issues

Seminar addresses serious post incident issues
Delegates to the Federation’s second annual Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) seminar have been hearing from a range of guest speakers and experts. ...
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Growing calls for development of a police reserve

Growing calls for development of a police reserve
London politicians, Fed branch chairman and special staff association all in favour of retired officers working a few hours a month There are growing ...
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'I thought I'd never see kids again' says police officer blinded with ammonia

'I thought I'd never see kids again' says police officer blinded with ammonia
A police officer today told of the  terrifying moment ammonia was thrown in his face as he tried to arrest an erratic driver, saying: “I thought ...
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Police mount 1,000 firearms operations after shootings across West Midlands

Police mount 1,000 firearms operations after shootings across West Midlands
  Force gun amnesty has seen 118 items handed in, including 37 lethal weapons and ammunition West Midlands Police has mounted more than 1,000 fir...
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Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation

Guns seized as 12 arrested in cross-channel investigation
   Twelve people, including a serving Border Force officer , have been arrested as part of an international operation targeting a crime grou...
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Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime

Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime
A leading trauma surgeon has told how the number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at a major London hospital has doubled in the last five year...
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Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services

Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services
   In the simulation, "terrorists" drove a truck into a building in Edinburgh , with dozens of volunteers posing as casualties. A joint coun...
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Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency

Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency
POLICE officers carrying firearms across Bedfordshire will now be fitted with body worn video cameras to help corroborate evidence in relation to...
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Increased support for routine arming

Increased support for routine arming
These were the findings from a national firearms survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales , the first since 2006.  Just over a third ...
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The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today

The father of PC Nicola Hughes on the moment he found out she had been killed five years ago today
All the Staff and membership of the PFOA thoughts are with the family and colleagues of Pc Nicola Hughes and Pc Fiona Bone who were murdered five year...
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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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Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"

Sergeant cleared after IPCC investigation left "bitter and angry"
A police officer cleared of wrongdoing after a 16-month Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation has told how the stress cost him his ma...
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