"more chance of winning the lottery than being murdered by one of these scumbags. "
And how many people here know someone who have actually won the UK Lottery?
I'll note 2 things.
"Sad middle aged failure wants to make a name for himself" isn't nearly as a dramatic headline as
"Terrorist slaughters 24 in terror attack."
And BTW IIRC in London police routinely carry tasers, pepper spray and telescopic batons. Yet this officer is killed by a man with a man stabbing him with, what a 6 inch blade before man is shot by armed officer who happens to be close by.
How very inconvenient for the purposes of interrogating him.
You know, how actual police work gets done.