London armed police surge after Paris attacks

14 January 2016 - 15:33 By AFP

London's Metropolitan Police force is to increase its number of firearms officers by 27 percent following the Paris attacks, its chief announced. Scotland Yard is to train another 600 armed officers, taking the total number to 2,800, Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said.British police do not routinely carry weapons, although armed officers do protect sensitive sites and all forces have armed response units.

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