Man speaking to Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg about stop and search
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Changes to stop and search delayed

BBC Newsnight has learned that Home Secretary Theresa May wrote to cabinet colleagues three months ago seeking approval for her plans to limit police stop and search powers in England and Wales.

She had the backing of the Liberal Democrats, but some senior Conservatives believe that changes are being held up by what they refer to as "regressive attitudes in Downing Street.

Downing Street said the prime minister accepted reforms needed to take place. Laura Kuenssberg reports.

  • 06 Mar 2014
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