Concerns for policing in Harlow as Donald Trump comes to UK

DONALD Trump’s visit to the UK in the next week will put “unquestionable pressure” on UK police forces, the Police Federation has warned.

The US president will spend time in London, Windsor and Scotland during the two-day working visit.

Thousands are expected to protest and police forces from across the country have been asked to send officers to assist.

The Home Office said other forces can be “recompensed by the hosting force”.

Forces assist one another outside their regions when dealing with major incidents and emergencies, under the so-called “mutual aid” agreement.

Mr Trump’s visit will see thousands of officers deployed from their home forces, said Simon Kempton, from the Police Federation of England and Wales.

“The fact cannot be ignored that while the officers on mutual aid are deployed elsewhere thousands more of their colleagues left behind in their home force will be expected to pick up the slack, leaving them even more stretched,” he said.

“There was a time when we could do it all but now choices have to be made – we cannot do it all and this type of event puts a service which is already creaking at its knees under unquestionable pressure.”

The National Police Chiefs’ Council said discussions were ongoing about “how the resource requirements of this massive operation will be met” but a spokesman said: “We are confident that forces will continue to maintain local policing services.”

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11 Responses to "Concerns for policing in Harlow as Donald Trump comes to UK"

  1. MickyB77   July 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Disgraceful state of affairs when an elected President, of the Country, that stood side by side, and died alongside our military, in two World Wars, is going to be targeted by the extremists in our Country.
    We definitely are going to the dogs.

  2. JerryFromQueens   July 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    It’s not about people disliking America, it’s about people disliking Trump. While we’re on the subject of war, he dodged the draft three times for Vietnam.

    We also have the right to protest in this country Micky.

    If you don’t like it, you could always organise a counter demonstration….

  3. MickyB77   July 11, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Ah yes, the ANTIFA.
    We know how they protest.

  4. Brett Hawksbee   July 12, 2018 at 10:50 am

    You might want to work on your syntax, Micky. Neither America nor Trump died alongside our military. Nor is there anything to back up the suggestion that he is being ‘targeted’ by ‘extremists’. Mostly quite average people, exercising their right to protest. Unlike many the following day, supporting Tommy Robinson. There you WILL find extremists. But they have a right too.

  5. MickyB77   July 12, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Your opinion generally,BH, carries no clout as far as I see.
    You should learn how to read the emphasis on punctuation,but most Champagne Charlies don’t give a monkies. You know that.
    ANTIFA, LABOURS storm-troopers. Guaranteed to mess up any gathering that they and their masters disagree with.
    Average people would be too busy trying to earn a living than attend a demo.
    You are completely out of touch with the real world.
    If I had your money, I would probably be the same as you, and your mucker. YKW

  6. D.p.l   July 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    At least President Trump is doing exactly what he said he was going to do for America and American citizens.
    That’s more than any leader for the past 28 years in this country has done for Britian and the British citizens, especially Left wing leaders

  7. MickyB77   July 14, 2018 at 6:44 am

    So many people taking time off from employment to hurl vile abuse at another country’s leader.

    Usual rent-a-mob brigade organised by our Cornynistas.
    Trump is quite open with his thoughts, can we say the same about our Commie Labourites ?

  8. MickyB77   July 14, 2018 at 6:45 am

    So many people taking time off from employment to hurl vile abuse at another country’s leader.

    Usual rent-a-mob brigade organised by our Corbynistas.
    Trump is quite open with his thoughts, can we say the same about our Commie Labourites ?

  9. MickyB77   July 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Would that be the Tommy Robinson who names and shames Islamic rapists ?

  10. MickyB77   July 16, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Still waiting BH.

  11. MickyB77   July 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Come on Hawksbee. Just because your dodgy comments were edited out, don’t hide away from the real truth.

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