In the Media

Killing sparks police body armour review

PUBLISHED May 24, 2004

The death of a policeman who was stabbed in Birmingham last week has prompted debate on whether all officers should wear body armour.

Yesterday, West Midlands police force confirmed it was to review its policy on protective vests. They are standard issue among frontline officers but the latest death is expected to increase pressure for officers across the country - including plainclothed detectives - to be given similar protection.