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Enhanced forestall and seek powers proposed to focus on acid, dr…

People suspected of carrying acid in a public place “without good reason” will be stopped and searched under enhanced powers proposed by the government. A public consultation has been launched on new laws to allow officers to target corrosive substances, drones and laser pointers as crime patterns shift. Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down are also developing a portable kit to allow police to test suspected corrosive substances on the street. Read more An unsuccessful trial previously saw litmus paper used and police […]

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