London: Army called in to cover as armed Met Police down tools

" Scotland Yard is negotiating with the Army to cover for armed officers who are refusing to carry guns, The Telegraph can reveal.

The Metropolitan Police has asked the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide resources after more than 100 firearms officers effectively walked off the job following the decision to charge one of their colleagues with murder.

It is understood military personnel could be asked to step in and cover for Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers, who are among those who are currently refusing to carry guns.

The unit is on duty round the clock to provide a response should there be a major terrorist incident."