Angry police protest cuts

Thousands of off-duty officers from forces across England and Wales have marched in London over cuts to police numbers, pay and pensions.

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Chief Constable of Gloucestershire in solidarity with officers

The outgoing Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Tony Melville resigned from his post following uproar about cuts to the police service. He posted on his Twitter: "I would be very uncomfortable at prospect of compulsory redundancy for police without different employment rights".

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Thanks for supportive msgs after my resignation. Regularly support my officers in expressing their views.Taking leave to be in L’don on 10/5

600 off-duty officers from Devon and Cornwall to join police march

Police officers across the region are joining a protest march over budget cuts in London
Police officers across the region are joining a protest march over budget cuts in London Credit: ITV West Country

Six hundred off-duty officers from Devon and Cornwall, plus 200 from Dorset, will march in protest at budget cuts which they say mean a loss of front-line services. The government disputes the impact of the changes. Join ITV Westcountry on their regional coverage.

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