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Armed police sent to more than 5,000 routine incidents

Police Scotland says use of armed officers on routine cases has helped save lives.

Police Scotland have allowed armed officers to be deployed to over 5,000 routine incidents, including 1,484 missing people searches, since May 2018

Police Scotland have allowed armed officers to be deployed to over 5,000 routine incidents, including 1,484 missing people searches, since May 2018

Date - 10th May 2019
By - Harry Wise
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Firearms officers in Scotland responded to more than 5,000 routine incidents after rules on their deployment were liberalised last year. Armed officers have attended incidents from drink-driving to drug seizures and missing people searches since...
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