THERESA May has confirmed the army will increasingly ‘stand in’ for the police while reassuring Britain that it is ‘totally fine’.
The prime minster said that cutting police numbers by 20,000 meant the army could ‘have a go’ at investigating petty crime, providing everyday assistance and ‘maintaining order’.
She said: “It’s all just people in uniforms. Throughout history lots of other countries have used soldiers instead of police. Stop making a fuss.”
Soldier Tom Logan said: “I have no experience of investigating break-ins, so what I’ll probably do is point my gun at people and ask them if they did it.”
Mrs May added: “That’s the spirit. Good lad.”