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POLL: Londoners asked if Met should use water cannon during unrest
3:52pm Thursday 23rd January 2014 in News
LONDONERS can give their views to Boris Johnson over proposals to use water cannons on rioters in the capital.
Under the proposals, water cannons would only be used by the Met in the response to riots or other serious and exceptional public order events in London.
Since the summer riots of 2011, the Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has claimed it would be a valuable tool.
Met Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "The Commissioner and I both believe that water cannon in London would be rarely seen and rarely used, but that it should be available to help our officers protect people and property in the event of the most serious public disorder.
"We want to take the opportunity to explain more about how water cannon might be used and address any concerns Londoners may have."
A six-week consultation period will be held. To find out more visit london.gov.uk
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