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National Gun surrender comes to a close

National Gun surrender comes to a close
Hampshire Constabulary has seen more than 70 firearms handed in as part of the two-week surrender. The Firearms and Ammunition Surrender launched on J...
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Man charged after 60 guns recovered hidden in car

Man charged after 60 guns recovered hidden in car
The find is believed to be the largest seizure of lethal purpose weapons at a UK port A man has been charged after a National Crime Agency investigati...
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Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’

Scenes of violence against police in north Belfast condemned as ‘reckless’
Officers came under attack with missiles and petrol bombs in three consecutive nights of violence in the North Queen Street area. A senior police offi...
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Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts

Top Suffolk police officer blames increase in sick days for mental health issues on officer cuts
Suffolk's deputy police chief constable, Rachel Kearton, has spoken of her concerns after it was revealed that the number of sick days taken by police...
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Norfolk man sold guns to undercover NCA officer

Norfolk man sold guns to undercover NCA officer
A man from Norfolk has been sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 17-and-a-half years for supplying firearms following a covert Nationa...
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Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input

Government to ban police from issuing firearms licences without GP input
  The police will be unable to issue firearms licences until they have received medical information about an applicant from their GP, under refor...
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London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds

London Bridge attackers 'lawfully killed' by police, jury finds
A jury at the inquest into the deaths of the three London Bridge attackers agrees they were lawfully killed by armed officers. Three terrorists who mu...
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Anthony Grainger inquiry: Lawyer calls for police officers to be prosecuted for manslaughter of unarmed man shot

Anthony Grainger inquiry: Lawyer calls for police officers to be prosecuted for manslaughter of unarmed man shot
"We want lessons to be learned. No mother should face a knock at the door to be told the police have shot and killed her son" The solicitor for the pa...
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Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health

Ipswich cop quits force due to mental health
A former police sergeant, dubbed Robocop for his arrest record, has left the force due to mental health issues. Ali Livingstone had made 5,000 arrests...
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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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Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams

Messages of support flood in following the death of Doddington mum Debbie Williams
Messages of condolence have flooded in from across the country following the death of a Fenland woman who has helped thousands of police officers nati...
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Great Sadness - Passing of Debbie Williams

Great Sadness  - Passing of Debbie Williams
  It is with great sadness that Mark (CEO) and the Trustees of the PFOA announce the passing of Debbie Williams the wife of our CEO Mark Williams...
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First conviction for firearms manufacture using a 3D printer

First conviction for firearms manufacture using a 3D printer
A man has been convicted of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, the first conviction of its kind in the UK. On Wednesday, 19 June at Southwark...
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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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Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019

Metropolitan Police Firearms Career Expo 2019
  Following the success of last year’s event, the Met’s combined firearm’s commands will be staging an Expo at the US Embassy on the following da...
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Northern Ireland police officers reject Mordaunt’s call for Troubles amnesty

Northern Ireland police officers reject Mordaunt’s call for Troubles amnesty
Rank and file police officers facing ongoing paramilitary death threats in Northern Ireland have come out against a special amnesty for members of the...
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'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’

'Five Years Ago, The MPS Suspended Me From Service and Withdrew My Resignation’
Blog is written by former Met Police Officer, Andrew Birks, who is now an ordained Priest. Father Birks is one of the five Met Officers who were recen...
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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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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. No...
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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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