London Police Report blame budget cuts for loosing control of riots.
Riots acroos England. London Police blame politicians and budget cuts. Photo Credit Lewis Whyld PA
London Police fighting the riots had to use their own mobile phones during the August riots after they experienced “significant difficulties” with their communication equipment and some forces lost control of the situation to the extent that they had no idea how many officers were on duty.
All of this according to a Police internal appraisal of the response to the disorder.
The Police Federation review, reveals that policing failures during the disorder were so serious that the body set up to co-ordinate the response to a national emergency was ineffective for the “first 48 hours of the disturbance”. During that period the violence spread from the capital across big cities in England. READ MORE HERE.