Reposted from Politics.co.uk
Water cannons have arrived in mainland Britain and could be used against protesters within months, Boris Johnson confirmed today.
The controversial weapons arrived on British soil in the past few days and are now being adapted for use on London’s streets.
“They are being prepared for use in this country and we await the certificate [authorising their use] from the Home Office,” Johnson told the London Assembly.
Johnson said that he did not want to see the water cannon used, but could see circumstances where they may be useful to control crowds
“If there arise circumstances where life and limb is in jeopardy and where property could be protected… then yes of course it might be conceivable that water cannon could be useful,” he said.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Hogan-Howe told assembly members the cannon were now being adapted…
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