Extra police on duty across Northamptonshire

TWENTY-TWO police officers from Northamptonshire have been sent to London to help the Metropolitan Police deal with the riots.

The specially trained officers were deployed yesterday to help curb the violence in the capital.

Forty extra police officers will also be on patrol across Northamptonshire tonight (Tuesday) to deal with any potential trouble.

But Northamptonshire Police chief inspector Fay Tennet has reassured residents there is no intelligence to suggest that rioting will kick-off in the county.

She said: “These officers are specially trained to deal with public disorder and we will also have special constables on duty, but this is only a precaution.

“We are well prepared for anything that does happen but at the moment have no intelligence that there will be any problems.”