A lockdown street party in Manchester where two men were later shot dead was “unachievable” to safely disperse, said police.
Good grief, who’s teaching them riot control tactics, Homer Simpson?
Senior officers opted not to break up the party as people crammed into a residential courtyard, although police admitted they had taken calls from concerned members of the public between 10pm and midnight.
You mean, taxpayers?
Superintendent Mark Dexter said: “A decision taken last night in respect of the event that was unplanned was that it would be unachievable to safely disperse given the nature of the event and the people that were present and the numbers.
“We have to consider the risk of public disorder and confrontation with people at that time of night.”
I thought that’s exactly what you were paid to deal with? If all you’re going to do is pick the low-hanging fruit, perhaps it’s time to reconsider salary levels…
He added that police received no intelligence that a serious incident could happen.
Police having ‘no intelligence’. Now that I can at least believe.