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Home Secretary's warning over policing cuts

Home Secretary Theresa May has warned police chiefs to cut costs elsewhere before slashing officer numbers.

Speaking to police superintendents for England and Wales, Mrs May said chiefs had to systematically attack overheads, not the front line.

Her warning came days after figures emerged that suggested possible cuts of up to 40,000 police officers.

  • 15 Sep 2010
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