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Riots: Sir Hugh Orde denies rift with ministers

The head of the Association of Chief Police Officers has denied a rift with ministers despite criticism from them of the handling of this week's riots.

Sir Hugh Orde said he had received "outstanding" support from Home Secretary Theresa May and said she accepted officers were not infallible.

Earlier he rejected suggestions that the restoration of calm across England was due to political intervention.

  • 12 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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