Police chief in armed civilians row
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Police chief in armed civilians row

A police chief has found herself at odds with her own force by saying she would look into whether gun owners could act as armed civilians in the event of a terror attack.

Alison Hernandez, Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner, was on a BBC Radio Cornwall phone-in when a caller suggested the idea.

Ms Hernandez said she would "really be interested" in exploring the issue.

The force said armed civilians would risk being caught in the crossfire.

  • 13 Jun 2017