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Lambeth firearms meeting cancelled over fear of glorifying gun crime

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12:13pm Tuesday 2nd February 2010

By Matt Watts »

A police watchdog pulled a presentation on how officers target crimes involving firearms because of fears it would glorify gun culture.

Anna Tapsell, chair of Lambeth’s Community Police Consultative Group (CPCG), cancelled a presentation by specialist firearms officers scheduled for its meeting tonight.

She had concerns the presentation could be "misinterpreted" by the public.

Parts of the talk would have involved guns being passed around the audience, and a “shooting gallery” style simulation where people are put in the shoes of a CO19 officer in a crisis situation.

It was designed as a hard-hitting portrayal of the wo

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Added: Feb-4-2010 
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