In the Media

Bid to heal rift over 'Blunkett's bobbies'

PUBLISHED November 26, 2004

David Blunkett today tried to defuse a row with police over powers given to community support officers.

The Police Federation are angry at the news that the untrained CSOs, nicknamed Blunkett's bobbies are to get the right to carry truncheons, CS spray, and handcuffs and to wear body armour.