The tragic shooting of two police officers n Manchester has reignited the debate on whether police officers should carry guns.
One man firmly against routinely arming police officers is former Chief Superintendent and now Mayor of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon. Our reporter Derek Proud asked him why.
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