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#1 12.May.18 13:22:09

Philpot
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Armed Police in Royton

Saw armed police at Shaw road end this morning. And it sounds like we will be seeing more of them

Armed officers on the increase in Greater Manchester

11th May 2018

Last year (2017) saw a national increase in the amount of police officers trained in firearms use in the UK as part of a Home Office initiative.

As a result, Greater Manchester Police’s armed policing unit was boosted by a third.

Greater Manchester Police’s Specialist Operations Branch - the team responsible for armed policing in Greater Manchester - has increased it’s patrolling of high profile venues and events across Greater Manchester as a result of the increase in armed officers.

The visible change in armed policing that will be seen over the next few months are not in response to any specific threat but aim to provide visible reassurance.

Members of the public will be more likely to see armed officers at crowded events such as concerts and football matches.

A similar approach to armed policing at last year’s Christmas Markets in Manchester City Centre received positive feedback from members of the public.

Superintendent Mark Dexter, of Greater Manchester Police’s Specialist Operations Branch, said: “As front-line responders we understand that the public want more officers out and about in Greater Manchester, particularly when they are at large events such as concerts and football matches.

“We hope by deploying more armed officers it shows that we do listen to feedback and this move will make you feel safer and more relaxed while out enjoying yourselves.

“I know some people can find armed officers intimidating and might feel nervous about approaching them but, I want to assure you that they are there to help in any way they can just like unarmed officers you’d see on patrol.

“They are normal people like you and me, with families and friends, and I am sure that they would appreciate hellos, smiles and a few friendly words whilst carrying out their duties.

“Our number priority is keeping the public safe and if this increase helps people feel more at ease, then we see this as a positive step.”

https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news … manchester

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#2 12.May.18 13:23:32

LittleRach
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Why would having more people with deadly weapons help me to feel safer on a night out?  Bizarre.


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#3 12.May.18 14:30:46

exile
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Having armed police worked a treat in America didn’t it.  sad


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#4 12.May.18 16:13:41

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Excellent!


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#5 12.May.18 19:12:55

ridge walker
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I spoke to two armed officers in manchester, they each had tazers not firearms, the tazers are classed as 'arms', with body armour the officers looked feirsome enough, shoulder arms and hand guns look over the top in public when on patrol.

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#6 12.May.18 19:35:11

Philpot
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This is undoubtedly a response to increased Islamic aggression. A similar pattern is developing across Europe

It’s good to learn that so many Islamist plots are being foiled before anyone get hurt

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#7 12.May.18 20:31:35

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Philpot wrote:

This is undoubtedly a response to increased Islamic aggression. A similar pattern is developing across Europe

It’s good to learn that so many Islamist plots are being foiled before anyone get hurt

I think you mean Terrorist aggression and  Terrorist plots, surely?


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#8 12.May.18 20:56:04

Philpot
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Tabbycat wrote:
Philpot wrote:

This is undoubtedly a response to increased Islamic aggression. A similar pattern is developing across Europe

It’s good to learn that so many Islamist plots are being foiled before anyone get hurt

I think you mean Terrorist aggression and  Terrorist plots, surely?

According to this recent Europol report 95% of terrorist victims in Europe were killed by jihadists in 2017

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/ … ctims-died

So I think it’s fair to assume that the increase in armed Police is a result of this

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#9 12.May.18 21:12:05

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I meant that they are not Islamists. They are terrorists. End of.


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#10 12.May.18 21:46:53

Philpot
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Tabbycat wrote:

I meant that they are not Islamists. They are terrorists. End of.

No. Read the report https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/def … at2017.pdf

The U.K. has faced down all forms terrorism for many decades

However the upsurge in Jihadist aggression is unprecedented both here in the UK and across Europe

It is specifically this form of Jihadist terror that has provide the need for many more armed Police

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#11 13.May.18 07:40:14

Philpot
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And as we browse the news on this lovely Sunday in Royton we cannot escape reports of the Jihadist threat

Indonesia church attacks: at least nine dead after bombs target Sunday masses
Forty people also injured in the blasts in Surabaya, the country’s second-largest city

Agence France-Presse
Sun 13 May 2018 06.50 BST First published on Sun 13 May 2018 03.50 BST


At least nine people have been killed and 40 others injured in bomb attacks, including a suicide blast, targeting churches in Indonesia’s second biggest city, Surabaya.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ … SApp_Other

ISIS claims knife attack in Paris
Assailant killed one person and injured four others before he was shot dead by police

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in central Paris on Saturday.

The knifeman, shouting "Allahu Akbar", was shot dead by police after he killed one person and injured four, prompting investigations into a suspected terror attack.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that the country has "once again paid in blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom".

Mr Macron also praised officers for "neutralising the terrorist".

The attack took place near the city's main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were busy on a weekend night.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe … s-1.729808

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#12 13.May.18 10:12:23

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Oh for goodness sake Philpot - give it a rest & give us a break!


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#13 13.May.18 10:23:08

Tony
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crackerbarrel wrote:

Oh for goodness sake Philpot - give it a rest & give us a break!

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#14 13.May.18 10:32:03

sg
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Philpot wrote:

And as we browse the news on this lovely Sunday in Royton we cannot escape reports of the Jihadist threat

Shoe-horning the word "Royton" into your Islam-obsessed comments doesn't make it on topic or acceptable.
You've had an earlier warning about this. No more chances left.
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