Prime Minister David Cameron (L) welcomes the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (R) to 10 Downing Street
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Cameron urges Bahrain's King Hamad to implement reforms

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Bahrain's king to implement concrete reforms, and has offered UK support.

An independent commission last month found that Bahraini police had used excessive force against anti-government protesters earlier this year.

Mr Cameron met King Hamad Al-Khalifa during talks at Downing Street, on the king's first visit to the UK since the clashes in which 40 people died.

King Hamad said he wanted UK advice on reform of the police and judiciary.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 12 Dec 2011
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