Riots in London - summer 2011
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CS gas use 'could tackle rioters' - Met police review

Using CS gas to disperse troublemakers during outbreaks of disorder is to be considered by the Metropolitan Police.

A Scotland Yard review into last summer's riots, entitled Four Days in August, says the Met is developing more "assertive tactics" to tackle disorder.

Some people felt police failed to help them or prevent properties being destroyed, the review acknowledges.

The force is already considering buying water cannon, while baton rounds are being made more readily available.

Tim Reid reports.

  • 14 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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