Criminals of the normal persuasion must be having a field day all over Britain, since the police are way too busy attending to other things. Throughout the weekend, whatever the public event we attended, the police presence was enormous and that's around here: rural England, some 30 miles from the nearest major city. Police would stand around in anxious looking huddles, with that distracted look which comes with trying to check out the population around you, whilst ignoring the usual suspects such as beer swilling, belligerent losers, and all the time listening to the stream of information coming to them via the little plugs in their ears.
So are we really to be the next target? I guess it is quite possible, since then the whole of the British population must be concerned for their safety.