Cleveland and Durham police get firearm training licence

Two police forces in the north east of England have been awarded a joint licence to train firearms officers.

It follows a formal review of the Firearms Tactical Training Centre, owned and operated by the Cleveland and Durham forces.

The Urlay Nook facility, near Stockton, can train 180 officers in all weapons and how to deal with firearm incidents.

It is only the second time a joint licence has been awarded to such a centre in England and Wales.

Assistant Chief Constable Sean White, of Cleveland Police, said firearms trained officer provided "reassurance to communities".

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