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Police officers to sue forces over forced retirement

Five police forces are being taken to an employment tribunal accused of age discrimination.

The tribunal will hear cases on behalf of more than 250 former officers over "Regulation A19", which compels those who have served 30 years to retire.

Claims are being brought against the Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Devon and Cornwall, North Wales and South Wales forces.

The officers involved are seeking compensation for unfair dismissal.

The case is being heard at Victory House in London.

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