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SEARCH FOR NEW FABRICS IN PARIS

Mimi and Lauren, from our design, production and contracts department, have just returned from a really successful trip to Paris on the hunt for new and sustainable fabrics. They visited Premiere Vision as part of our on-going commitment to ensure we keep up-to-date with developments and advances in the fabric market.

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MLA HELMET TEAM VISIT NORWEGIAN POLICE

Two members of MLA’s production team have just returned from Norway as part of our ongoing commitment to customer service. Our production manager, Colin Noel. visited Oslo, where he went to upgrade helmets for the Norwegian Police together with Lee O’Connell from the MLA helmet team. They visited the biggest police force in Norway, where... Read more »

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NEW PRODUCT – AEP VEST

MLA can announce the release of a brand new Flame Retardant AEP Vest. The vest has 24 baton round pouches and 15 rows of Molle. One size of the vest fits all, with elasticated side adjusters allowing the vest to be increased to 66 inches. Other features include: * 12 baton round pouches on the... Read more »

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MD trade mission to Indonesia

Managing Director, Michael Lupton, has just returned from a successful trade mission to Indonesia. The event, which was organised by the Department for International Trade, was held in Jakarta and was promoted by the British Embassy. It gave MLA an opportunity to meet up with its distribution agents, as well as to introduce new products.

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TACTICAL SUPPORT BELT DEVELOPED

A flame-retardant tactical support belt has been developed by the MLA design team to evenly distribute weight across the hips, providing lumbar support to help prevent lower back pain. Our two-prong leather equipment belt fits perfectly and allows various pouches and accessories to be fixed to the belt spreading the load and reducing pressure. It... Read more »

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NEW PRODUCT – Firearms Leg-Drop Pouch

A new product has been developed for firearms teams by MLA’s design and development team. The Firearms Leg-Drop pouch has a magazine pouch, two baton round pouches and pockets at the back for glow sticks. The pouch, which has just been launched, is already in use by one UK police force. For more information please... Read more »

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Stopstick Training Day

A team from MLA’s design, purchasing and contracts department spent the day with South Yorkshire Police to see Stop Stick in action. The day was aimed at ensuring police officers were kept up-to-date with their Stop Stick training but allowed MLA staff to see first-hand how the tyre deflation device worked. Natalie Dearlove and Mimi... Read more »

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Gauntlet Public Order Glove making a return

Back by popular demand is our Defender D30 Gauntlet glove following several requests from UK forces. The glove is flame-retardant, cut-resistant (EN 388 Level 4) with knitted Aramid throughout. It is made from goatskin leather, is hardwearing and both abrasion and penetration resistant. The Gauntlet gives extra protection to the wrist area and is the... Read more »

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MLA PARTNERSHIP WITH STUDENTS TO CREATE GARMENT FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS

A GARMENT for rough sleepers has been created by students in York following a partnership between MLA and York College Fashion Department. For the second year running, Michael Lupton, has given the fashion and clothing students a brief for their final major project, which this year was inspired by the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ exhibition at... Read more »

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STOPSTICK STOPS LORRY TRAVELLING WRONG WAY DOWN M1

South Yorkshire Police have had another success with Stopstick after stopping a LGV travelling on the wrong side of the road down the M1. The large Iveco rigid LGV had cloned plates, and failed to stop. Stopstick was deployed and brought the speed down to 20mph. The driver lost control allowing police to capture and... Read more »

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