The 4th Batallion, Mercian Regiment were taking part in a riot training exercise today, dealing with crowds wielding weapons and petrol bombs and it is all in preparation ahead of a UN peace-keeping mission to Cyprus.
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More than 1,000 police are on standby as major events, including the FA Cup Final, draw thousands over the weekend.
Further sunny and warm weather will follow by late afternoon.