Revealed: More than 10,000 riot police from across UK are on stand-by in case No Deal Brexit sparks public disorder | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Revealed: More than 10,000 riot police from across UK are on stand-by in case No Deal Brexit sparks public disorder

More than 10,000 riot-trained police can be deployed within 24 hours if disorder breaks out over a no-deal Brexit, top officers say.

Some 1,000 will be available in the first hour - more than were mobilised during the 2011 London riots - and specialist teams such as dog handlers, armed police and search-trained officers, can be called upon.

So far 15 forces have placed restrictions on annual leave, and two have officially asked for mutual aid – Kent, which covers the port of Dover, and Hampshire, which covers Portsmouth.

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