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.
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