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Armed officers deployed to more incidents, new figures reveal

But nearly half of forces in England and Wales have fewer firearms trained personnel.

Fire power: figures from the Home Office reveal an increase in armed officers responding to more incidents

Fire power: figures from the Home Office reveal an increase in armed officers responding to more incidents

Date - 4th September 2019
By - Ceysun Dixon
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Figures from the Home Office show that 40 per cent of forces across England and Wales saw a reduction in the number of armed police officers. This is despite a £143 million grant from the government in 2016 which was hoped would replace the...
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