Lincolnshire officers aid riot police in London

LINCOLNSHIRE Police sent 26 officers to help prevent rioting in London.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police sent 26 officers to help prevent rioting in London.

The force sent a full police support unit to the capital on Monday last week after a request from the Metropolitan Police. The unit, made up of public order trained officers, was still assisting frontline police in London on Friday last week.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said it did not affect the force’s ability to provide policing and said there had been no instances of rioting in the county.

Leicestershire Police refused to say if officers had helped in London.

Riots broke out in London on Saturday, following a peaceful protest over the shooting by police of Mark Duggan in Tottenham.