Just been watching the box and Derek Bird is back in the news after his shooting spree in Whitehaven etc last year. One of the issues raised was that the plod closed down the area - not allowing medics in to deal with casualties. Some casualties were left for over 2 hours, witnesses saying the local plod looked terrified. Seems to me that if they were all issues with at the very least a revolver - the medics could have been escorted in and out. The whole issue might have been brought to a much speedier end. Not forgetting that Scumbag Moat, had the cops been armed, I would wager that at least one cop would have his eyesight and still be doing his job. Time for a re-visit on this one I think.