'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.

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Your views on whether British police should be armed

We asked our Facebook followers whether British police should be armed after two officers were killed in Greater Manchester yesterday. Here are a few of the responses:

Against my better judgement, I think it is time for the British Police to be armed. How many more innocent people have to die to bring about this revolution. It's a great upset that we are being forced into this corner, but it's just a matter of changing times. My thoughts are with the families affected by this tragedy.

– Jack Bowden

I don't think issusing police with firearms will solve problems look at other countries with firearms hasn't done them any good its just going to intice more kids to get guns and use them. There's too much crime in the UK.

– Claire Goldie

Because of the type of world we live in ... Yes, police officers should be armed for their own safety. Those poor policewomen stood no chance when confronted by such evil!

– Marta Newman

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