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Met looks to buy military-style vehicles to tackle disorder in London

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The Evening Standard

Riot squad: Met looks to buy military-style vehicles to tackle disorder in London

by Rachael Burford

Scotland Yard wants to buy a new fleet of military-style armoured vehicles to help tackle public disorder, firearms incidents and riots in London.

Last week the force put out a notice stating it was looking for suppliers for armoured personnel carriers, armoured military vehicles, armoured combat vehicles and weapon carriers.

It also wants security, fire-fighting and defence equipment and armour plating.

It wishes to buy “tactical intervention and public order and firearm patrol vehicles” that can carry up to eight personnel and have a gross vehicle weight over 10 tonnes, according to the notice.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/riot-squad-met-looks-to-buy-militarystyle-vehicles-a4405991.html