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Police plan to cut 34,000 jobs by 2015

There will be 34,000 fewer police jobs in England and Wales by March 2015, according to research by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.

It estimated that the overall cut of 14% will include losing 16,200 officers and 16,100 civilian staff.

The HMIC adds that there is "relatively strong evidence" that some offences will increase because of the cuts.

June Kelly reports.

  • 21 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK