Riot Uniform Hindered says PC

A police officer on duty during riots in Manchester and Salford on Tuesday has said outdated heavy protective gear made it “difficult” to make arrests.

Insp Bob Cantrell, of Greater Manchester Police, said that when faced with violent youths wearing trainers, it was “very difficult to catch them”.

His comments came after criticisms that police had not done enough.

Speaking about future police cuts, he said he hoped the government would be “there for us”.


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