May: 'Now is not the time to be calling for the arming of police'

The Home Secretary has defended the practise of British police remaining unarmed.

Theresa May said; "We're clear we have a British model of policing, that is the one our police very much support. I think that routine unarmed policing that goes on our streets is right. I don't think this is the time for us to be calling for the arming of police."


'No desire' to arm officers

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned against any knee-jerk call to routinely arm the police after two officers were killed in a grenade and gun attack. Their deaths have reignited calls for bobbies on the beat to be armed.