I am really quite amazed that London (with its huge geographic footprint extending well into the rural hinterland) does not have tranquilizers for the police force. Let's hope they will acquire such tactics/training, so that in the future, bears can be captured and released instead of shot. I agree, that under the present circumstances, the police had little choice.
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. -Donald Rumsfeld
Didn't you notice on the plane when you started talking, eventually I started reading the vomit bag?