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Mounted police 'keep people safe'

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A YouTube video has surfaced that appears to show officers on horseback charging into a crowd at the student demonstrations this week.

The Metropolitan Police say it was an appropriate and proportionate tactic but they have declined to be interviewed.

Meredydd Hughes, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire discusses why police horses are a necessary measure.


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