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More armed officers return to duty, Met update says

The Metropolitan Police said that more firearms officers have returned to armed duties as of yesterday evening.

This update comes after many armed Met officers have been reported to hand in their weapons last week following a colleague was charged with the murder of Chris Kaba.

Sir Mark Rowley, the Met chief, said in the inaugural meeting of the London Policing Board last week that the numbers were still “significantly less than normal”.

An update statement from the Met said: “We no longer require mutual aid officers to assist in London, and we are grateful to our police colleagues who offered us their support.

“There remains no current requirement from the Ministry of Defence or armed forces for assistance.

“Over the past 24 hours, further armed officers have returned to armed duties ensuring we have a comprehensive and London wide firearms response in our communities, and at key protected locations.

“Senior officers continue to meet with and support colleagues through this time.”

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