Arming rural police officers in Lincolnshire "isn't necessary"

Armed police were seen on the streets of Lincoln last year, after terror attacks in London and Manchester

The man in charge of Lincolnshire Police has called the possibility of arming rural police officers with guns 'not necessary or desirable'.

Police chiefs from across the country have been discussing the proposals, amid concerns it would take fully trained firearms officers too long to reach an emergency in an isolated location.

Chief Constable Bill Skelly has met with PCC Marc Jones - who says the current use of tasers and specialist armed units is the right fit for the county.

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