Met Increase Baton Round Training Following August Riots

More police officers are being trained by Scotland Yard to use baton rounds – or plastic bullets- so says a report into the August riots.

The report names 10 main findings on the riots which took place over three days on 6 to 9 August this year. Some of which see the report consider the options available to better equip authorities if this kind of disorder were to emerge again.

As well as training more officers to use baton rounds the Metropolitan Police are also considering whether to buy a water cannon and whether the use of facial recognition CCTV could be stepped up.


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