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General election: Tories and Labour in police funding battle

By DPF Admin7th June 2017August 6th, 2019Area Updates, Latest News, Northern Updates, Southern Updates

Labour has warned that cuts to police numbers are a danger to the public as security dominated the penultimate day of the general election campaign.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the Met Police faced an “unsustainable” £400m budget squeeze, risking 12,800 officers and making it harder to foil attacks.


Theresa May insisted the UK's largest police force was “well-resourced”.

But the prime minister said she would consider new powers in response to the “increased tempo” of terror incidents.

And Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Sky News that the police and security services would have “questions to answer” about whether more could have been done to track and detain the three men behind the London Bridge attacks, one of whom was the subject of a 2015 police investigation.

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