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Security tightens around Newport for Nato summit

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Police patrols stepped up on Severn Bridges

  • Heavy police presence at Coldra and Malpas and M4 overbridges

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    bobmech1 10:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

    Hampshire, humberside, West Sussex, the Met

    Score: 0
    heresphil 11:43am Mon 1 Sep 14

    Some friendly Greater Manchester police in Tredegar Park this morning. Probably a nice change from inner city policing.

    Score: 16
    mr_biscuits 11:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

    The University campus in Caerleon is being used as a police base and accomodation - there must be hundreds of them staying there. The pubs ( and chip shops ) in Caerleon were filled with off duty police over the weekend.

    Score: 7
    Sally121 11:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

    Bin collection report. Not the best English, again!

    Score: -5
    Good Job No Kids 12:33pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Just seems like a massive waste of resources. What are a few dozen bobbies on foot going to do if armed terrorist turned up?

    For the main protest I can understand a large presence, but for the preceding week just seems like a waste of time and money.

    Score: -23
    davidcp 1:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Spotted Durham yesterday. They did look bemused.

    Score: -3
    Good Job No Kids 1:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Good Job No Kids wrote…


    Just seems like a massive waste of resources. What are a few dozen bobbies on foot going to do if armed terrorist turned up?

    For the main protest I can understand a large presence, but for the preceding week just seems like a waste of time and money.

    Can only assume the thumbs down was from a copper racking up the over time.

    Score: -31
    Gareth 3:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Good Job No Kids wrote…


    Just seems like a massive waste of resources. What are a few dozen bobbies on foot going to do if armed terrorist turned up?

    For the main protest I can understand a large presence, but for the preceding week just seems like a waste of time and money.

    I can imagine that those few bobbies will do nothing. That's not their job. I assume that such things are the remit of other, less conspicuous, agents.

    Score: -6
    marks missus 5:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Apparent incident in town with protesters and an innocent old man caught up in the scuffle, police chasing protester and the old man was knocked to the ground and suffered a cut on his head

    Score: -9
    truthphone 4:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Can anyone tell me why none of the police got id numbers on their uniforms

    Score: -2
    truthphone 4:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Can anyone tell me why none of the police got id numbers on their uniforms

    Score: -4
    Markbusa 7:43pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    truthphone wrote…


    Can anyone tell me why none of the police got id numbers on their uniforms

    They have.

    Score: 7
    stjulians 9:44pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Aquarius wrote…


    Good Job No Kids wrote…


    Just seems like a massive waste of resources. What are a few dozen bobbies on foot going to do if armed terrorist turned up?

    For the main protest I can understand a large presence, but for the preceding week just seems like a waste of time and money.
    I believe there are thousands of police officers. There are - what -16 or so heads of state and their backup teams coming to the area at a time when the threat of terrorism is very high.

    And you seriously think this is a 'massive waste of resources'?

    Whatever people might occasionally think of the police, they seem to have this well organised and well under control. The police I have seen have been polite and friendly - no matter where they come from. They have a job to do, so why can't we just let them get on with it without moaning? Some of them may well be enjoying the change of scenery, but there may well be some who might well be away from their families for several days (by choice or not).

    I don't think they're asking a great deal from us except support and understanding - is it that hard for people like you to provide it?

    Completely with you, the police are here to do a job and they’re doing it.

    Under no circumstances are they wasting resources because they’re doing what they do, protect the public and in this case world leaders.

    Unfortunately I do believe that in Newport people do believe that “it wouldn’t happen here” as it’s the Welsh way of thinking, and to be honest I’d beg it wouldn’t but would any of us Newportians or anyone in Wales want to be connected with such a complete NATO disaster? No.

    Wake up Newport, this is the first time a US president has visited Wales and they’re visiting Newport! Newport handled (quite easily) The Ryder Cup, and we’re about to host NATO, there should be absolutely no negative comments or disregard for UK policing. I would happily see thousands more on the streets than none.

    Score: 34
    Aquarius 9:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

    Good Job No Kids wrote…


    Just seems like a massive waste of resources. What are a few dozen bobbies on foot going to do if armed terrorist turned up?

    For the main protest I can understand a large presence, but for the preceding week just seems like a waste of time and money.

    I believe there are thousands of police officers. There are - what -16 or so heads of state and their backup teams coming to the area at a time when the threat of terrorism is very high.

    And you seriously think this is a 'massive waste of resources'?

    Whatever people might occasionally think of the police, they seem to have this well organised and well under control. The police I have seen have been polite and friendly - no matter where they come from. They have a job to do, so why can't we just let them get on with it without moaning? Some of them may well be enjoying the change of scenery, but there may well be some who might well be away from their families for several days (by choice or not).

    I don't think they're asking a great deal from us except support and understanding - is it that hard for people like you to provide it?

    Score: 20

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