Thursday, January 9, 2014

Police want water cannon ready to use in Britain by summer

Vikram Dodd
The Guardian
January 8, 2014

Britain’s biggest police force wants water cannon ready to be used on the streets of mainland Britain by this summer, official letters reveal.

The documents also show that a request for the government to fund the controversial purchase has been rejected by the home secretary, Theresa May.

Public consultations on the deployment of water cannon will begin within weeks and a formal decision made next month.

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