Police warning over spending cuts
The police federation is warning that up to 40,000 frontline jobs may be at risk in England and Wales if the government's spending cuts go ahead. They says 25% cuts would mean 'Christmas for criminals'.
The dire warning comes as Hampshire Constabulary announced it would be cutting 14,000 jobs including hundreds of police officers in a bid to save tens of millions of pounds.
The chairman of the federation, Paul McKeever, says it is inevitable that crime will increase.