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Police pay to be cut by £4,000 in England and Wales

15 January 2013 Last updated at 18:44 GMT

The starting salary for police constables in England and Wales is being cut by £4,000 to £19,000, the home secretary has confirmed.

Theresa May has accepted recommendations on reform made by the Police Arbitration Tribunal.

It follows proposals put forward last year in a review for an overhaul of police pay, conditions and allowances. Tom Symonds reports.