Britain: Cop killed

A policewoman was shot dead in Britain when she came upon an armed hold-up. The story is big news in a country where many police are not armed.

The 38-year-old was shot dead and her colleague Pc Teresa Milburn, 37, injured during the raid at a travel agency in Morley Street on Friday.

Six people are still being questioned in West Yorkshire over the shootings. The five men - all Somalians - and a woman, whose nationality is not known, were arrested in London over the weekend and brought to police stations in West Yorkshire.

A related news story bring a different description of the attackers.
Eyewitnesses said an Asian man and two black men armed with guns fired shots as they escaped with cash from the premises in Morley Street shortly after 1525 GMT.

Significant amounts of cash are handed in at travel agencies by people arranging money transfers for relatives in Pakistan.

Shahid Bhatti, owner of Bradford Travel on Lumb Lane in Bradford city centre, said: "Over the past 10 years a pattern has been established of robberies on travel agencies in Bradford.
"We have been targeted because people know about the money transfers.

"My brother was robbed outside our office in 1997 and since then we have increased our security. We have installed CCTV cameras and we report any unusual behaviour on Lumb Lane.

"This incident is a horrible tragedy but we've been expecting something like this."

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