Officers from Leicestershire Police have been taking part in training exercises to mark the opening of a new riot training centre.
Rajiv Popat reports.
Leicestershire Police officers will bear the brunt of bricks and stones being thrown at them as part of a training exercise. It's as they open a new training facility that will be hired out to other forces, earning profit for the constabulary.
The 600-square metre training area will be suitable for training to react to scenarios such as riot disturbances, public disorder, hostage negotiations, tactical firearms and dogs training.
A former Midlands prison could be turned into a business park if new proposals go ahead. Rutland County Council says it's started 'final' negotiations with the Ministry of Justice to buy Ashwell Prison. It was shut last March two years after being badly damaged during a prison riot.
A Birmingham newsagent whose shop was looted by rioters last year says he's having to sell up.
Ajay Bhatia says he was determined to cary on after his shop was attacked but his takings are down by 25 per cent since the riot.