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Front-line police cut claim

West Midlands Police's front-line officers cut Photo: ITV Central

Labour says figures obtained under the Freedom of Information show a 5,000 cut in police dealing with 999 emergencies in the UK.

They say it is at odd with Prime Minister David Cameron's insistence that front-line police have not been affected by cuts to budgets.

West Midlands Police has apparently suffered the second biggest cut in emergency responders. They lost over a thousand, a drop of 19%.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, says:

"The cuts are causing huge damage to police forces and it is communities who will ultimately pay the price."