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United Kingdom

18 March 1998

Press Association (UK)

The police is an "essentially unarmed service" and should stay that way, according to senior officers. Their comments come despite figures showing the number of times guns were issued to officers had doubled in two years. However, the number of operations in which shots were actually fired by police stayed the same, at just five per year. Home Office figures up to March 1997 showed that over 10 years the number of operations in which police were issued with firearms... (

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