HUNDREDS more police officers could be armed with Taser guns on the streets of Hampshire, the Daily Echo can reveal.

The county’s new chief constable Andy Marsh said a review was under way that could see frontline officers in rural communities given the weapon in the fight agaisnt violence.

It comes as new figures reveal that there were 70 crimes involving firearms in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during the past year and after repeated attacks and assaults on officers and PCSOs in the past six weeks.

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