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The Policing and Criminal Justice Minister has told ITV News that despite being "strong supporters" of the police, it would "not be right" if police were exempt from helping to reduce the deficit. Mr Herbert said current privileges should show that the UK has "the finest police force in the world".
Steve Trigg, chairman of the South Wales Police Federation, has told ITV Wales that the Winsor Report "marginalises police" by giving a £5,000 pay cut to specialist officers. Watch the full interview at ITV Wales.
More than a thousand police from Wales travel to London today toprotest about widespread reform of the Police, regional pay and 'privatisationthrough the back door'.
Six hundred police from south Wales, more than 170 from Gwent, 200 from north Wales, and 50 from Dyfed Powys are going on coaches for the demonstration. Follow the story at ITV Wales.
PC Marc Horsewood from Lincolnshire Police speaks to ITV Central about the importance of the march in London. Mr Horsewood said that the "office of Constable is slowly being destroyed".
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Officers have begun arriving for the start of the police demonstration over cuts, changes to pensions as well as pay. We're expecting to talk to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper shortly about Labour's opposition to Government cuts.
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".
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.
The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire will join thousands of officers at a protest march in London today. Tony Melville, who is resigning over budget cuts, has taken a day off to take part.
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The PM's spokesman says today's strikes were "unnecessary" and that the "impact has been limited". He said borders managed without delays.
More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets today as they warned that Government cuts are putting public safety at risk.