at the Metropolitan Police are considering the use of compulsory body armour
for all officers in the capital.
officers in London may soon be required to wear bullet-proof vests after two
constables narrowly avoided injury after being fired upon by gunmen.
officers came under machine gun fire after a car was stopped in Leytonstone, in
the East of the City.
body armour is already compulsory in four London boroughs – Hackney, Haringey,
Newham and Waltham Forest.
Met is also considering increasing the size of its specialist firearms unit