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Javid must end cuts to police numbers

October 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Bedfordshire PoliceBedford Borough Liberal Democrat's Crime and Policing spokesperson Councillor Sarah Gallagher has challanged the Homes Secreatry Sajid Javid to end the cuts to police numbers.

Sarah said "Sajid Javid talks a good game when it comes to tackling serious violence, but if he really wants to make our streets safer he must stop cutting the number of police officers. The Home Office's own analysis shows that police cuts have likely contributed to rising violent crime, yet the Conservatives continue to squeeze forces' budgets. The Liberal Democrats demand better for our communities and our police. We will end the Conservative cuts and invest an extra £300 million a year to recruit more officers, boost community policing and reverse the rise in serious violence."