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Police to lose '10,000 officers by 2012'

More than 10,000 uniformed police officer posts are set to disappear by next year in England and Wales, Labour Party research has suggested.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has described the figures as ''shocking''.

The government has always insisted that front-line jobs can be protected, despite the savings they want, but it has yet to respond to Labour's figures.

The BBC's Jo Coburn reports.

  • 06 Feb 2011
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