April 27, 2008
The Ministry of Defence’s ‘private’ police force is using wide-ranging powers to stop and search thousands of tourists and other suspects, it can be revealed.
Armed street patrols, who are not required to identify themselves as MoD officers, are questioning people queuing for boat trips on the Thames or having their photograph taken in front of Big Ben.
Officers – who are routinely armed with sub-machine guns – say they are targeting those who match “certain profiles or behaviours” to deter terrorist attacks.
Their uniforms make them virtually indistinguishable from other police forces, but unlike regular officers, who are overseen by the Home Secretary and civilian police authorities, the MoD patrols are “under the command” of the Defence Secretary and a committee of civil servants.
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This article was posted: Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm