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8 June 2010

BBC News

Q&A: Armed Police in the UK Gunman Derrick Bird pointed a gun at two police officers during his rampage through Cumbria which left 12 people dead, it has emerged. The county's Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said the unarmed officers tried to pursue Bird but could do nothing to stop the killings. The incident has raised questions as to whether officers should be routinely armed on patrol. Q. Which UK police officers carry guns? With the exception of the Police... (

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