Police Woman shot in Nottingham

#1
After midnight,25 year old Probationary Policewman Rachael Bown,was shot & seriously injured while ttending a burgulary call in the Linton Area of Nottingham.
She was wearing body armour but was shot in the lower abdomen.
She is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
Get well Rachael.
God speed,
Spike
 
#4
There is a big gun culture in Nottm. Without being accused of racism I point out the large ethnic West Indian population, and contrast it with the large ethnic Sub Continent population in nearby Leicester.
 
#6
I hope Rachels recovery is speedy!

I read she was shot in the lower abdomen, so body armour would probably not have helped but I would guess that the body armour she was wearing was only stab resistance and not ballistic resistance(?)

So much for gun control, only the lawful have suffered by the ban's.
 
#8
Bad news, but sadly not so shocking any more. Best wishes to Rachael for a full and speedy recovery and my thoughts are with her colleagues who still have to police the area.
 
#9
the_guru said:
There is a big gun culture in Nottm. Without being accused of racism I point out the large ethnic West Indian population, and contrast it with the large ethnic Sub Continent population in nearby Leicester.
You are quite correct the 2 main areas of Nottingham that have the most firearms offences are predominantly West Indian, this is due to the large drug problem centred on these areas. This is not racism, it's fact.

There are so many gun related incidents in Nottingham, they don't usually make the front page of the local press.

Nottingham is one the few cities outside London, that have, in the past had armed Police foot patrols in certain areas.

The most disturbing part of this is that the person shot was a uniformed officer & that incident took place in an area not normally associated with gun crime.
 
#10
Unfortunately this is the start of things to come, for example there are under sixteen’s carrying blank firers or BB in order for them to carry out crime. So as these individuals get older they progress onto more serious crime and start carrying real firearms.

I do not pretend to have the answers, but what I do know is the little gobsh1tes need to know they if your gripped by the long arm of the law, then you are going to get a right good kicking.

This is not what is happening n this day and age.
 
#14
Ventress said:
Always annoying the news, 'wearing body armour' Should be 'wearing a stab resistant jacket'

All the best and get well.
Indeed.

Their vest is not bullet proof. Most pistol cartridges will sail straight through it.

Firearms training and experience wouldn't have helped this police officer, however the police in general, imo, could do with more in-depth training regarding firearms and what to do etc.

Some bobbies on our streets haven't got a clue what to do when confronted by an armed suspect. "run away and call CO19 (or [insert current ARU name here])" isn't a good doctrain for the police to use.

I hope Rachel makes a speedy recovery. Alas, I don't believe this will stop or end. The time when a police officer's death was a shock and a tragedy has been and gone--if society continues, seeing coppers being murdered will become a daily occurance. 10 years ago, i'd be shocked to hear that a thug has shot a copper, nowadays I just shrug it off "it's bound to happen".
 
#17
streetfighter said:
the_guru said:
There is a big gun culture in Nottm. Without being accused of racism I point out the large ethnic West Indian population, and contrast it with the large ethnic Sub Continent population in nearby Leicester.
You are quite correct the 2 main areas of Nottingham that have the most firearms offences are predominantly West Indian, this is due to the large drug problem centred on these areas. This is not racism, it's fact.

There are so many gun related incidents in Nottingham, they don't usually make the front page of the local press.

Nottingham is one the few cities outside London, that have, in the past had armed Police foot patrols in certain areas.

The most disturbing part of this is that the person shot was a uniformed officer & that incident took place in an area not normally associated with gun crime.
Unfortunatly telling the truth is classed as racism in todays Britain.

LT.
 
#18
Best wishes to Rachael and hope she gets well soon.

I live in Lenton, less than a hundred metres from where she got shot.

Nasty thing to happen, and slightly scary, but one thing is that the burglar ran, and no-one else is in hospital.
 
#19
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Mrs M was a police officer when we met and for the first year or so of our married life. It was bad enough back then in 92 and I still don't feel happy about some of the situations females find themselves in. Niece is now a police officer in Jersey following a few years in Liverpool and these sort of incidents always ring alarm bells for me.

Call it old fashioned, non PC, sexist or whatever but still happier with men confronting men (sh*tbags) in these situations.
 
#20
also in lenton at the mo. scary that the burglar smashed the front window whilst the occupants were inside asleep - did a runner when one of the guys came downstairs, he called the police and the WPC got shot when they confronted the burglar in the street.

i believe the QMC in nottingham had the highest number of gunshot injuries in the UK last year - 360 or something like that. overtaken london and manchester as the gun crime capital. unfortunately, as another poster said, you never hear about it unless it is "newsworthy" i.e. a WPC shot, or the 14 year old girl killed on the way back from the Goose Fair a couple of years back.

there are some awful elements here - the majority (but not all) being ethnic minorities. go into the city centre in the evening and you will see your fair share of gangs of lads, of all shades. ones to steer clear of.

that is not being a pussy. gangs of lads would be hard enough to handle on your own; what is more pertinent in nottingham is the distinct possibility that at least one of that gang is 'tooled up', and that life here seems to be rather cheap. people get shot all the time, and as the guy above said, it often doesnt even make the front page of the LOCAL paper!
 

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