Shooting prompts police to consider body armour

Managers
at the Metropolitan Police are considering the use of compulsory body armour
for all officers in the capital.

All
officers in London may soon be required to wear bullet-proof vests after two
constables narrowly avoided injury after being fired upon by gunmen.

The
officers came under machine gun fire after a car was stopped in Leytonstone, in
the East of the City.

The
body armour is already compulsory in four London boroughs – Hackney, Haringey,
Newham and Waltham Forest.

The
Met is also considering increasing the size of its specialist firearms unit
SO19.

By Ross Wigham

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