Britain’s Met police tripled their spending on plastic bullets in a year; anticipating possible Brexit-related unrest

Growing fear of civil unrest if there is no Brexit deal, there has been spike in spending on plastic bullets, officially known as attenuating energy projectiles (AEPs). The plastic bullets were used during two public disorder incidents by police (PSNI) in Northern Ireland in 2018, but have never been used by police or military in Great Britain for civil unrest on the streets.