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How do you feel about armed police?

It’s not the norm but Newcastle’s Christmas Market was monitored by armed police today.

Photo: Northumbria Police

Although the majority of people felt safer with them there, a number of shoppers weren’t so happy. Some felt the guns were unecessary, causing unease when a risk of attack is relatively low. The increase in security comes soon after terror charges are made in Birmingham. 

I personally don’t mind. I hate the fact that we need it but I am more annoyed at those that would love to cause carnage in such an environment. It’s a bit of a shot in the dark to strategically place armed police in one area than another, but hey, what can we do?


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