Police in training for 'Mumbai-style' gun attack in UK

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  1. mattyw

    mattyw Old-Salt Reviewer

    BBC News - Police in training for 'Mumbai-style' gun attack in UK

    So heavyer weapons, better traning.............. Sounds good.
  2. Ooh, think of the barristers they can take out with extra ammo.......

    Edited to add - none, they usually miss with the first half dozen rounds.
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    If they get licenced with semi-auto tasers, they can get all the terrorists to shoot themselves in the head!
  4. why are the police training to do mumbai style attacks?
  5. Surely no amount of training could stop another "Mumbai"
    The 'terrorists' would have the upper hand,whilst plod would have to react,and not pre-empt the next move.
  6. i really hope ARV officers and C019 score higher in the physical capacity and mental aptitude stakes than the vast majority of Police officers that are present in the UK! or if not re-start the development plans to train and ultilise certain members of 21 and 23 as 'on call' asset!
  7. Surely Plod are not culturally or physically equipped to engage in full-on company strength (plus) military operations, as would be required to deal with a Mumbai-style incident? If the threat is seen as real, surely its time to either form a separate CRS-style force under a national Police command, or accept the changed world and relinquish mainland UK Police primacy in favour of a designated and trained military reaction force.

    Then again, this is UK, so nothing realistic will be done. Instead, we'll just pencil in a 20-year post-incident enquiry which will subsequently find some useful "lessons learnt"....
  8. Bet their quaking in terror at the amount of paperwork a terror attack like that would trigger.
  9. I heard this on the radio this morning, the bit I liked was the confident assertion that whereas the Indians had taken two days to sort it out, we could do the same in a couple of hours!
    Like Moat, Bird, and that barrister chap.
  10. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Always works a treat armed peelers and a 50 cal browning in a built up area
  11. All this talk of Mumbai style attacks is clearly racist and a slur on the vast majority of peaceful and integrated Muslims in this country who work hard and show their gratitude for their social security benefits by being the worlds greatest financial contributors to the taliban.

    Not a bad achievement for a so called minority of extremists eh?

    Lets not wait for a Mumbai style massacre.... lets have a pre emptive strike against any likely suspects... its the only way to be sure. ;-)
  12. There is a surprise, you coming up with something like that
  13. Worked in Ireland until the Provos started squealing "Shoot To Kill Policy!"

    Are you saying it wouldn't be acceptable to track these people and give them the good news on the way to launch their attacks rather than wait for them to start?
  14. If the police response is as fast and effective as they were in Hungerford against Michael Ryan, then the attackers had better bring loads of ammo, packed lunches, a fresh set of underwear, doss bags, A5 porn and some money for the chippy.
  15. [​IMG]

    "OK lads, you all know the drill! We all hide behind the Home Secretary until it's safe to come out and then we ask those squaddie bastards if they have permits for them guns!"