Police chief: Arming officers does not 'solve the problem'

Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said British police do not "want to be armed" and "guns do not necessarily solve the problem", during an interview with BBC Radio 4.

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'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.