Northumbria Police takes on more armed cops
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Northumbria Police takes on more armed officers

More armed officers are set to patrol the streets of Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland.

Northumbria Police is one of nine forces in England and Wales to be given Home Office funding to increase the number of trained firearms officers.

The force said that for operational reasons it could not disclose the exact number of armed officers it currently had but there were more than 100.

It described the increase of 50% as "a significant uplift".

  • 17 Nov 2016