Time to use a massive show of force

As riots across London entered a third night and spread across the UK it is time for the police to use a massive show of force in order to retake the streets said Mark Leech, editor of Converse.

“In no other western European city would police just stand back and watch businesses being looted in front of their eyes – they would call upon a massive show of force to retake the streets and that is what needs to happen here.

“If that involves the use of the army so be it, but happen it must.

“I just wonder how the police would cope if this were to happen in a year’s time, after the Coalition Government has stripped the police of 30,000 officers, and with an Olympic Games to manage?”