UK police resist calls to give cops guns despite double murder

The debate over whether to give British police officers guns has been reignited following the killing of two unarmed officers, who authorities believe may have been lured to their deaths in an ambush by a suspected double killer.

Police constables Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were shot dead after responding to a hoax call about a burglary in the northern English city of Manchester. A grenade was also thrown during the attack.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Peter Fahy said that it appeared to have been “an act of absolutely cold-blooded murder. It’s almost impossible to fathom such an evil act.”

The suspect, Dale Cregan, 29, handed himself into a local police station after the shootings on Tuesday.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Then sheep shall go to slaughter

  • Gregory

    Fathom this chief, they are dead and you are not. You get to go home to your family every day, they do not. The decision not to arm your officers makes all involved in that decision culpable for their deaths.

  • johnysurefire

    These Brits are holding on to a bygone era of the happy Bobby being more of community representative, instead of a public protector. And I as an X Brit pat living in the US of A, am tired of these chief of constable’s giving there streat officers and the populace three old line about this “isn’t America our constable’s are servents not enforcers”, to which all I have to say is look across the channel to France, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy or at Commonwealth country’s such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand. And so on, god even in Bermuda and in Jamaica constables are armed face reality chieff constable Fehy, your livining your own Victorian fantasy,

  • johnysurefire

    These Brits are holding on to a bygone era of the happy Bobby being more of a community representative, instead of a public protector. And I as an X Brit pat living in the US of A, am tired of these chief of constable’s giving there streat officers and the populace there old line about ” this isn’t America our constable’s are servents not armed enforcers”, to which all I have to say is look across the channel to France, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy or at Commonwealth country’s such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand. And so on, god even in Bermuda and in Jamaica constables are armed face reality chieff constable Fehy, your livining your own Victorian fantasy,

  • TPR

    I am in awe of their bravery and sacrifice…one day the people in charge will understand their officers safety is more important than that out of date tradition.

  • Fred

    The problem is that arming their officers means they have to admit that gun control was a total failure.
    Politically, they can’t do that.
    Practically, its going to cost alot of good men their lives.

  • jo

    Fred you are absolutely right. they would rather keep having good officers get shot than to admit that GUN CONTROL DOESNT WORK!!!!! crooks and thugs will always have access to weapons and thats the reason they are criminals….because no matter what the law is, they will break it. They don’t care that no guns is illegal. That’s what makes them criminals. No sense in disarming good citzens and LEOs. That’s crazy to me. I can’t understand the logic behind the libtards thinking.