Will police now shoot to kill?

A Muslim group has said it is concerned there is a new police “shoot to kill” policy in the UK following the shooting dead of a man in south London. The Muslim Council of Britain said it was getting calls from Muslims who were “distressed” about the incident at Stockwell Tube station. Roy Ramm, former Met Police specialist operations commander, said the rules for confronting potential suicide bombers had recently changed to “shoot to kill”.

BBC News, 22 July 2005