UK’s terror fight ‘puts unsustainable strain on police’

Chief Constable Sara Thornton said resources were being diverted from mainstream policing in England and Wales, leading to backlogs in control rooms and slower response times.

She said the strain was “causing real problems” and “frankly unsustainable”.

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  • tom_billesley

    Going down the same road as Sweden, where the majority of cops are thinking about quitting the job.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Bureaucrats going to the media to make threats about the consequences of not giving them more money. Shocka

  • canminuteman

    Who could have imagined that being at war in your own country would put a strain on the police?

  • Editor

    Stopping the intimidation and outright threats of prosecution of your own citizens and shutting down all the Facebook/Twitter/Youtube “My Fee-fees” units and putting these plods back on the street might be a good start.

  • Choose only one.

    ☐ Submit to Islam
    ☐ Police State

    • Brett McS

      But you get both, whichever you choose.

  • Gary

    The problem is not the lack of Police it’s too many muslims flooding in and Mosques pumping out terrorists.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Politicians are reaping what they have sowed.

  • bargogx1

    Yes it’s taking their precious time away from their top priority, hunting down the filthy “Islamophobes”.

  • simus1

    More huge new buildings required to house battalions of new hire police drones with expert paper pushing and Power Point skills who can assert that “old fashioned policing and its lack of outreach to terrorists is the main problem”.
    AKA the French solution to everything is more jobs for bureaucrats.

  • Frances

    If they stopped worrying so much about “Islamophobia” and all the time wasted investigating Facebook posts, etc., they’d have a lot more police available to work on real problems.

    • newz

      Well said!

      • Frances

        Thank you.