Did you see the seized firearms for ONE month. Jesus!
I know there are some on here who give the police a kicking, god knows why, but think of this. Yes lads of ours are doing the business far away but these are 15 yrs olds in London carrying firearms and prepared to use them.
Front lines are not always in far away places.
I mean an AK47, Uzi and several modern pistol seized and that is one month.
That is a bog standard ARV relief....... The entry level of the CO19 world, people do that for a couple of years or so before beginning to move up through the levels to SFO and instructing. The ARV Inspectors will probably be on their second or third tours.... SILVER (who I know) would have been the local inspector for the borough.
I have heard THEY go on attachment (but only in the press....SFO's are a rarified beast) Can't comment on the rest as I have never had that much to do with them.
ARV crews are a regular part of south london life.... and I would take issue with the idea that they "are not intelligent" its one of the hardest jobs to get into.... I wouldn't even try and I have two degrees.... which would be fk all use to me in a fire fight.