A staff survey has revealed that almost half of Met Police officers believe there should be more specialist firearms officers.

Despite the news, the Met Police Federation's questionnaire also revealed that the poll of almost 11,000 officers, has showed that there is little support across the force for officers to routinely carry guns while on duty.

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Three quarters of Metropolitan police officers believe they should all be issued with Tasers, a survey suggests.

The Paris attacks in November 2016, promoted Scotland Yard to increase their number of firearms officers by 600.

But most police officers in the UK are unarmed.

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: "We live in dangerous and unpredictable times.

"It is more important than ever that Metropolitan Police officers have the right equipment to keep themselves, their colleagues and the public safe.

"And also that we have the right number of officers with that equipment available when they are required. We often hear people talk about what police officers want and we can now say with some certainty that our members feel that more Met Police Officers should be carrying a Taser on London streets.

"We can also say that we know their views on the prospect of being armed."

One in four police officers said they believe all police officers should be routinely armed, while only 12 per cent said they would not carry a firearm on duty under any circumstances.

The poll also revealed three in four respondents (75%) believe all officers should be issued with the stun guns while on duty.