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    British Officer Stabbed to death this morning

    A 36-year-old police officer has died and another man is in a serious condition after a triple stabbing.

    Officers were called at about 0715 BST to George Street in Luton town centre, outside the Marks and Spencer store.

    The male police officer died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital where the other two victims are being treated, Bedfordshire Police said.

    A man has been arrested in connection with the stabbings. A large area of the town centre has been cordoned off.

    One of the injured men, thought to be aged in his 50s, was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

    Police have not given details of the second man but said he was also being treated in hospital.

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    It was not known if the dead officer had been wearing a stab vest, although police spokesman Des Lawless said all officers were issued with the protective clothing and it was their choice whether or not to wear it.

    Mr Lawless said colleagues had been left shocked by the killing.

    He said: "There was a low mood among the police officers.

    "They know they face these dangers every day of their career but we all hope nothing like this will ever happen.

    "I don't remember a police officer dying in these circumstances during my service and I have been here for more than 40 years."

    Home Secretary John Reid said he was "deeply saddened" by the death.

    He added: "Such events highlight the dangers that police officers face every day on the front line protecting the public.

    "This is a tragic event and I offer my deepest sympathy to the officer's family, friends and colleagues."
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    Can someone delete this post as i made a spelling mistake in the title and it is corrected and posted again. Thanks.
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    Sandman,you can always click the edit screen to correct,or change your post.Hit edit,and when the screen comes up ,above the text will be box where you can delete.
    RIP the British Officer.

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    Rest in peace brother.

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    Even though I am not in Law enforcement,I do know people who are and this makes me sad when someone dies who are here to protect us.I will pray for the officer's family and yes may he rest in peace.

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    Man they really need to give all of you guys guns...
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    Haven't seen the news today so this was a shock.

    No doubt another senseless act.

    Quote Originally Posted by SANDMAN View Post
    It was not known if the dead officer had been wearing a stab vest, although police spokesman Des Lawless said all officers were issued with the protective clothing and it was their choice whether or not to wear it.
    The ruling on my unit is that body armour is worn at all times on duty. I would do this even if it wasn't an order and can't understand why anyone would choose not to wear it. I know its's not a cast iron form of protection and it may well be this officer was wearing it. I think it is interesting to note that the offender was arrested using a taser and baton round. This means firearms officers were on the scene, what kind of restraint is that to go for non lethal force!?

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    Just saw an update and the officer was wearing his stab vest.

    It has been said that some offenders aim deliberately for the non protected areas but that is speculation.
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    Constable Jonathan Henry leaves behind his wife, Mary, and baby daughter, Maggie.

    Here is an update (and he was wearing his vest)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/crime/arti...100299,00.html

    Rest in peace brother.

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    Title spelling issue resolved
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Title spelling issue resolved
    Thanks for that. I only realized after i hit save.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SANDMAN View Post
    Thanks for that. I only realized after i hit save.
    No problem, easy fix.
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    R.I.P.

    My thoughts and prayers to the Officer's family, friends and colleagues.

    My sister was on duty when they brought him into A&E. Everyone is absolutely devastated by what has happened today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SANDMAN View Post
    Can someone delete this post as i made a spelling mistake in the title and it is corrected and posted again. Thanks.
    I deleted the other thread.
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