Police, gat, tescos?

#1
So me and a friend were being the usual good for nothing louts and thought we'd go for a midnight walk around the town.
We stopped off in tescos for the usual essentials (doughnuts, muffins etc..) and there was 2 police officers one with a taser and one with a genuine pistol strapped to his hip. Both me and my friend were pretty damn sure Brit police didn't routinely carry pistols. Has this changed?
I know there is serving police on this site and people just genuinely more clued up than us so anybody explain?
 
#2
So me and a friend were being the usual good for nothing louts and thought we'd go for a midnight walk around the town.
We stopped off in tescos for the usual essentials (doughnuts, muffins etc..) and there was 2 police officers one with a taser and one with a genuine pistol strapped to his hip. Both me and my friend were pretty damn sure Brit police didn't routinely carry pistols. Has this changed?
I know there is serving police on this site and people just genuinely more clued up than us so anybody explain?
Firearms trained/qualified coppers are regularly sent out on routine patrols and tasks round my neck of the woods. (Most forces do now I think.)

No point having separate firearms trained bodz doing nothing or having to go back to the nick to collect guns when you can have the ****ers out and about doing normal police work.
 
#3
Ah cheers for that, I live down in cornwall and very rarely see a bobbie with a taser never mind a gat so it took us both by surprise seeing a copper wondering around tescos with a pistol..
is this a fairly recent thing for them to be sent out on routine with pistols as I've never heard of it before?
 
#5
No just very rare occurrence to even see tasers in Cornwall... It just isn't the norm down here
 
#6
Ah cheers for that, I live down in cornwall and very rarely see a bobbie with a taser never mind a gat so it took us both by surprise seeing a copper wondering around tescos with a pistol..
is this a fairly recent thing for them to be sent out on routine with pistols as I've never heard of it before?
Quite a few years now pistol and/or Taser on belt and MP5 in the boot.
 
#7
Tesco point duty.

The Hun is coming guard the aisles.

On guard whilst CID checked out a good sauce

Something they had to checkout

Playing cowboys ... wild west.

Hope this was helpful
 
#8
Ah cheers for that, I live down in cornwall and very rarely see a bobbie with a taser never mind a gat so it took us both by surprise seeing a copper wondering around tescos with a pistol..
is this a fairly recent thing for them to be sent out on routine with pistols as I've never heard of it before?
Next time you're taken by surprise seeing them, try to take them by surprise yourselves and see who ends up most surprised. Post reulsts in current affairs or start an RIP thread.
 
#10
Tesco Express in the early hours of the morning in the back of beyond. Two dodgy looking characters and two guys looking for muffins and doughnuts.

"Scuse us mate, are Police officers armed nowadays?"

"Not routinely no. We are firearms trained officers, on duty in the area car"

"OK, thanks for that, it will stop me from starting a pointless thread on Arrse"

"No problem bud, we are here to serve, enjoy your muffins. Can I have a doughnut?"
 
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cloudbuster

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#11
Tesco Express in the early hours of the morning in the back of beyond. Two dodgy looking characters and two guys looking for muffins and doughnuts.

"Scuse us mate, are Police officers armed nowadays?"

"Yarp!"

"OK, thanks for that, it will stop me from starting a pointless thread on Arrse"

"Yarp!"
It was Cornwall.
 
#12
I suppose you came across them in the Pastries and Doughnuts aisle?
 
#13
Try buying one of them new telly things and watch a broadcast called the news it may help with your queries on everyday life, failing that I believe the wireless is available in parts of cornwall, I know this because I have been to Cornwall in my motor car, you and your friend may have seen me in it ?
 
#15
Tesco point duty.

The Hun is coming guard the aisles.

On guard whilst CID checked out a good sauce

Something they had to checkout

Playing cowboys ... wild west.

Hope this was helpful
Would your comment have been a tad different, if the OP had said it was in Kent and not Cornwall?
 
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Davetheclown

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#16
Come to changing of the guard most of the people in red are carrying guns, and if you go to salisbury plain there are lots of people carrying guns most of them soldiers,

Mind you the OP is from Cornwall, surprised me they had electricity or a tesco to be honest,
 
#17
They even showed armed copper on the news, when that family had the trouble with the runaway speed boat earlier this year the copper guarding it had a pistol on his thigh

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#19
Nip along to the Scone Gamefair in Perthshire and the coppers are outnumbered around 50-1 with folk wandering around with shotguns. Always makes me chuckle seeing a 9mm hanging from a belt when everyone else is wandering about with 12 gauges!
 

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