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The tragic road-crash that left four policemen dead has prompted calls for the PSNI’s fleet of 4x4s to be radically overhauled.
The PSNI faces major operational and legal difficulties following the horrific crash that took the lives of four young officers, a forensic engineer has claimed.
The force’s use of 4x4s in high-speed responses is set to come under major scrutiny — with claims that the fleet is not ‘fit-for-purpose’.
As news of the enormity and horror of the scale of the crash was felt throughout south Down, it has emerged there have been serious questions over the reliability of the same type of vehicle in emergency, high-speed responses, for many years — including advice from the UK's leading police that the vehicles should not be used in such situations.
Originally posted by Retseh
But how can this be? I thought the UK had strict firearms laws.
You mean to tell me that criminals can still obtain firearms even when law abiding subjects of the crown cannot.
Special forces were drafted into the hunt for killer gunman Raoul Moat last night.
The elite troops trained in search-and-snatch operations arrived in the North East as he eluded a massive police dragnet for a fifth day.
They were joined by snipers from the Metropolitan Police, while a fleet of 20 armoured cars was supplied by police in Northern Ireland.
Source: As crack snipers, 20 armoured cars and hundreds more officers track killer who's taunted police for five days... Now SAS joins gunman hunt