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Monday, 26 October 2009

No armed police patrols in Hackney

Some people may have seen press reports about the Met Police deciding to allow armed officers to patrol some of London's "worst" estates and neighbourhoods as a way of tackling gun and gang crime.

Cllr Alan Laing - the Cabinet member on Hackney Council with responsibility for community safety has confirmed that this will not happen in our borough.

On Alan's blog he quotes Hackney's Detective Chief Superintendent as saying:

"On no occasion has there been the deployment of armed officers on foot patrol in Hackney.

"I am proud that all of the officers stationed within this borough are unarmed and that will continue to be the case."

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