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MK condemns central government police cuts
Mebyon Kernow has hit out at “disastrous” central government cuts, after an internal staff briefing was leaked to the BBC showing that Devon and Cornwall Police could lose around 1,300 members of staff.

The document included a revised analysis of expected budget cuts which could include, over the next five years, the axing of 760 police officers and the force’s 360 police community support officers.

Speaking on behalf of Mebyon Kernow, Party Leader Cllr Dick Cole stated that the “ridiculous cuts” being forced through by an “increasingly regressive Conservative Government” had “gone too far.”

He added: “The cuts will be truly disastrous for Cornwall and strike at the heart of those key public services which aid our local communities.

“It also highlights yet another broken Conservative promise.

“Prior to coming power in 2010, they pledged that there would be ‘more police on the street, fighting crime and protecting local communities’ – but they are now aiming to dismantle local policing, which is shameful.”
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Published on 30th October 2015.

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