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Several papers on Monday focus on the news that the Army is on standby after a number of armed Met Police officers turned in their weapons in response to a colleague being charged with murder. The Times reports that while soldiers will be able to provide “routine counter-terrorism contingency support” in London, they will not be stepping in to perform tasks such as policing criminal gangs.

Times Front Page 19th of July 2024

Roger Hallam, the founder of Just Stop Oil, has been sentenced to five years in jail for his role in organising protests that disrupted the M25 motorway, with this being the longest-ever sentence for a non-violent protest under new laws aimed at cracking down on public disruption.

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