It was only by sheer luck that Officers were not hit during the exchange of gun fire
Sunday 29th July | by Cop(ex) | @ES_Humour
Armed Metropolitan Police units were called to an address in LEYTONSTONE at around 22.45 on Thursday 26th July after members of the public reported seeing males armed with a gun.
Armed Response Vehicles (ARVs) quickly arrived at the scene and started following a vehicle that had apparently failed to stop for Borough units who responded to the initial incident.
Scotland Yard said “a number of shots were fired towards officers” during a pursuit and that police had also fired back.
Parminder Doal, 20, told the East London and West Essex Guardian: “The road erupted in shouting – it was really aggressive.
“There has never been that many blue lights.
“I saw around 50 police officers all over Bective Road.
“There were at least 15 police vehicles, with armed officers and unarmed officers.”
Metropolitan Police said there were no reported injures after the gun fight.
A firearm was recovered from the car.
This incident comes at around the same time some people criticised armed officers for DARING to stop and speak to a group of males in East London who were filming a ‘drill video’ after a member of the public called Police after they thought that they had seen a gun.
Those involved with the filming had allegedly not informed the Police of the fact that they were going to shoot the video, as males wearing balaclavas were spotted by concerned members of the public.
This latest incident comes at a time when Police Forces across the country are trying to cope with MORE crime and LOWER Police numbers following the ridiculous cuts which were made to the Policing budgets in what must be one of the most ridiculous political decisions made of recent times.
Despite the fact that I retired from the Met Police a few years ago, most of my family and friends are still in the Met and are repeatedly saying how overstretched they are, often resulting in Officers taking time off for stress-related illnesses.
My former colleagues are struggling to cope with increased workloads whilst having fewer ‘boots on the ground’.
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Incidents such as this, where officers are fired at by armed suspects, only perhaps serve to highlight the fact that more officers now need to be armed.
Whilst the numbers of specialist firearms officers are increasing, there are still no ‘routinely armed’ officers on 999 response teams.
It’s surely time to start building more prisons too in order to keep career criminals locked up and off of our streets.
I am sick of hearing how gang members get involved with crime, blaming society for their actions.
When these thugs were shooting at the Police, without caring who they hit, do you think that ‘society’ made them act in such a way? Rubbish. They acted in the way they did, because THEY made a conscious decision to do just that.
Let us not forget, that we send around £12 billion each year to various countries in ‘foreign aid’.
Well, to be honest, I think that this country could probably do with that money at the moment – lets start building more prisons because career criminals are responsible (from my own experience of serving in the Police) for the majority of crime.
Lets ditch the ‘soft’ namby-pamby approach to dealing with career criminals who decide to walk a path that leads to shots being fired on our streets.
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