Police dismiss idea of soldiers on UK streets to enforce Covid rules

Leader of rank-and-file officers’ federation says military help not asked for or needed

Police have dismissed the prime minister’s offer of military help to enforce the new coronavirus crackdown.

Chief constables made it clear it would not be needed, and leaders of rank-and-file officers said it had not been asked for in talks between police and government about how the tougher measures would be enforced.

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