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UK NewsPolice chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough'

12:45  20 august  2019
12:45  20 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Nick Adderley of Northampton Police , said “ enough is enough ” and pledged to tackle the scourge of violent assaults with the 50,000-volt weapons for frontline staff. A CHIEF CONSTABLE is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns.

A CHIEF Constable is fighting back against violence in lawless Britain by arming all his officers with Taser stun guns. Nick Adderley of Northamptonshire Police said “ enough is enough ” and pledged to tackle the scourge of violent assaults with the 50,000 volt weapons for frontline staff.

A police chief says he will give every front line officer a Taser to crush street violence in Britain as he declares: 'Enough is enough.'

Nick Adderley of Northampton Police wants to arm those on patrol with 50,000 volts.

It comes after PC Andrew Harper was dragged to his death while on a call for Thames Valley Police. Today 20-year-old Jed Foster faces court charged with his murder.

Police chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Northampton Police will become the first force in the country to have their frontline officers armed with Tasers

Mr Adderley is making his force the first in the country to issue the weapons as standard, the Daily Express reports.

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I believe all front line officers should be armed whilst on duty with both a Taser and a firearm. Serving police officer , with 10 years experience, in South West England. There are simply not enough police officers to allow for this level of training whilst maintaining day to day police business.

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'I can't sit here and preside over a situation where my officers are exposed to increasing levels of violence when at my disposal is equipment that could save an officer's life,' he told the paper.

'Enough is enough. Mine will be the first force to issue a Taser to every officer who wants one.'

Police chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Adderley (pictured) promises every one of his frontline officers a Taser after the death of Andrew Harper Police chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Adderley promises every one of his frontline officers a Taser after the death of Andrew Harper (pictured)

His county has faced a 50 per cent increase in attacks on officers over the past two years.

Officers currently rely on standard protective equipment that includes a baton, CS spray, handcuffs and leg restraints.

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Police Officer Run Over With Own Car In Birmingham A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was run over in Birmingham. Mubashar Hussain, 29, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday accused of a host of offences relating to the incident on Saturday. The traffic officer had attempted to pull over a suspected stolen car in Moorcroft Road, Moseley, and was “violently assaulted and punched to the ground”. He was then run over by a man who got behind the wheel of the officer’s marked patrol car.

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It is up to individual forces whether or not to give Tasers to their officers. Most officers are prevented from carrying them due to cost pressures.

Around 17,000 officers out of the 123,000 working in England and Wales are trained to use them.

The roll-out in Northamptonshire comes after national chairman John Apter said every officer who wants a Taser should be given one.

Pc Harper became the first officer to die on duty since PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death outside Parliament in a terror attack in March 2017.

Police chief vows to arm EVERY front line officer with a TASER to win war on street violence in Wild West Britain after deciding 'enough is enough' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Stuart Outten (pictured) was stabbed in the head in Leyton, east London, with a machete

Pc Stuart Outten, 28, was stabbed in the head as he tried to stop a van in Leyton, east London, the previous week. Despite his injuries he managed to Taser the suspect.

And Pc Gareth Phillips was run over with his own patrol car in Birmingham, West Midlands, breaking his pelvis and head. He also suffered internal injuries.

Almost 30 police officers are injured in assaults every day on the streets of Wild West Britain, new figures reveal

Almost 30 police officers are injured in assaults every day on the streets of Wild West Britain, new figures reveal In the year to March 2019, 10,399 incidents of police officers being assaulted and injured were reported, according to the UK's Home Office data.

Britain ’s top police chief says increasing the number of officers carrying the stun guns is The Met aims to have more than 1,000 officers armed with stun guns on the streets of the capital at any We know that the mere presence of a Taser is often enough to defuse a dangerous situation and often

Britain is one of only three major western countries that do not routinely arm their police officers . The others are Norway and Ireland. But what are the arguments for and against the arming of every constable? Could the wielders of knives or explosive backpacks be stopped more quickly by a single

Mr Adderley says that it will take between 18 months and two years to train and arm all frontline officers. His puts the initial cost at £220,000.

The police chief wants to prioritise first response officers and neighbourhood units before rolling Tasers out across the force.

He said: 'It is my submission Taser will be standard issue equipment in three years, but I am not prepared to wait, so I have pressed the button now.'

He added: 'There are people out there who are prepared to seriously injure, or worse. We haven't moved with the times and we have to move with the times to combat the threat we are facing daily from those who simply have no respect for law and order.'

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