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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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FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE JOINS MLA

We are delighted to welcome fashion degree graduate Lauren Dodd to work with the design team at MLA. Lauren impressively received a First Class Honours for her BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production course. She had already done some work with MLA during her second year on the course, when she worked with Joy Lupton... Read more »

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MLA Typhoon Boot Meets New BSI Standard

We are delighted to announce our Defender Typhoon Plus public order boot now meets the new British Institute Standard (BSI). The revised standard reflects the changes of threats and operational needs of the user, including the need of further protection from petrol bombing and penetrative chemical threats. The new standard allows for new technologies such... Read more »

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Welcome to the new MLA website!

What can our new website do for you? A website redesign for most businesses is a pretty laborious undertaking that feels, at times, endless. But the process that we went through over the past few months here at MLA was a rewarding one, because we got to think about how we really wanted our business,... Read more »

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MLA Announced New Workshop, New Helmet & New Jobs!

Tues 14th March, Seaton Ross – Michael Lupton Associates Ltd (MLA) announced at the 2017 Home Office Security and Policing Event in Farnborough last week, that they have now brought leather and canvas production in house to their facility in Seaton Ross. MLA, leaders in the Personal Protection Equipment and clothing field, have been in... Read more »

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