The Home Secretary Theresa May has been defending twenty per cent cuts to Midlands' police budgets, insisting that because of the perilous state of the economy, there is 'no alternative'. Full report by Central Tonight's political correspondent Alison Mackenzie
Further demonstrations are expected by police federation members across the Midlands at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.
The first full day of the Conservative Party Conference gets underway later this morning at the ICC in Birmingham.
Thousands of delegates have arrived in Birmingham for the annual Tory party conference.