Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
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Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's warning over budget cuts

The Met Police Commissioner has warned there will be "hard choices" to be made over whether the number of Police Community Support Officers can be maintained.

In a speech on Thursday night, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "We don't think our current funding from the home office fully recognises the challenges of policing our capital."

The force has previously said it is expects to make cuts of £800m by 2019.

Sir Bernard delivered the speech, entitled 2020 Vision - Public Safety in a Global City, to an audience at the Royal Society of Arts in Westminster.

BBC London's Home Affairs correspondent Nick Beake spoke to Sir Bernard.

  • 13 Mar 2015