The tactics of the armed police will change to much more aggressive .
The British policema n is now able to shoot at sight the drivers who decided to use the car to attack civilians. This was stated by Simon Chesterman, one of the leading state police experts . Before that, the British police officers were instructed not to shoot at drivers of moving vehicles because this could create additional difficulties, in particular - bullets can shoot off the glass when firing. However, after the attacks in London, Nice and Berlin, during which the attackers used the car to hit passers-by, it was decided to change this secret rule.
"If a car is initially used as an attack weapon, there are not so many possibilities to stop it, especially if it's a big truck, for example, you can use another car to bump it, but this will not prevent you from hitting." The only option is to shoot the driver" summed up Chesterman.
He also said that, according to the rules of conduct revised after recent terrorist acts, the tactics of the armed police will become much more aggressive. Instead of the order to "detect, surround and neutralize" the armed police will now have to follow the order "to detect and neutralize".
According to Chesterman, the number of armed police officers involved in England and Wales will be increased by about fifteen hundred people and will reach 10,500 by the next year.
Recall ,on March 22 in London ,a 52-year-old native of the United Kingdom Khalid Masud by car hit a pedestrian on the Westminster Bridge, and then attacked the policemen near the parlament building with a knife.
Victims of the terrorist attack became five people, including the attacker . At least 40 people were injured. Responsibility was assumed by the terrorist group Islamic state.