Riots – The police Goes In Action!!


London riots: Police will use baton rounds if necessary, warnings by Met

Police say any decision to use baton rounds against London rioters will not be taken lightly, as 16,000 officers take to streets

Police forces have decided to use any force necessary meaning they will deploy batons
and the use of plastic bullets against the looters this was declared early last week on
Tuesday night.The Firearms unit also carried batons but did not use them, Met deputy
assistant commissioner Steven Kavanagh had said.Any decision to use baton rounds would
not be taken lightly.He said “We are not going to throw away 180 years of policing
with communities quickly.The repercussions and change to the way we police if we take
the decision to use them will be long-lasting”.

The Firearms unit also carried batons but did not use them, Met deputy assistant
commissioner Steven Kavanagh had said. Any decision to use baton rounds would not be
taken lightly.He said “We are not going to throw away 180 years of policing with
communities quickly. The repercussions and change to the way we police if we take
the decision to use them will be long-lasting”.

Riot police in Hackney

A 27-year-old man shot in Croydon during Monday night’s rioting has died. Detectives
are investigating whether he was killed when rioters fell out with each other over
their stolen goods. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods
in connection with the incident.

 

A 60-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after being attacked during
rioting in Ealing. He fell to the ground and suffered a serious head injury.”His
condition is causing us some concern,” said Commander Simon Foy, head of homicide
and serious crime at the Met. He said between 450 and 500 detectives were being
drafted in to the inquiry into the riots.

There are inquiry teams working on all the CCTV footage and imagesthere are. Foy said
individuals would be pursued “vigorously andrigorously”. “We will come and get you,”
he said. Some 550 peoplehave been arrested and 100 charged so far.

About 16,000 officers will be on the streets on Tuesday evening to tackle any violence.
Help is being sent from 26 forces, including those in Scotland. All leave has been
cancelled, all training postponed and detectives as well as uniformed officers will
be out on the streets and in communities.Armoured vehicles were brought in for the
first time on Monday night to tackle what senior officers say is the worst rioting and
looting in living memory. More than 6,000 officers – including 2,500 mostly public
order-trained officers and 3,500 local officers – were on duty as violence spread
from north to east, west and south London.

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