Representatives of 1,250 armed police officers who protect UK civil nuclear sites are challenging a rule forcing them to work beyond the age of 60. While most UK police can retire at 60, Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers must work until 65 under a new law. But the Civil Nuclear Police Federation says it will be “physically impossible” for officers in their mid-60s to protect the public from terrorism. It is taking its case to London’s High Court to try to get the rule changed. The standard retirement age for almost all police in the UK is 60, with many able to leave on a full pension in their 50s.
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