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Policing minister: 'Labour would cut police too'

6 February 2011 Last updated at 16:13 GMT

Approximately 10,000 uniformed police officer posts are set to disappear by the end of the next year in England and Wales, according to research done by the Labour Party.

Policing Minister Nick Herbert insists Labour would have done the same thing and said the aim of the cuts is to increase productivity.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the cuts were irresponsible and crazy.