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Greater Manchester Police's chief constable Sir Peter Fahy has spoken to ITV News about the decision to slash the starting salary for junior police officers by £4,000 to £19,000.
He said: "Overall, Chief Constables were against this proposal so that's why we welcome that we will have flexibilty.
"I'll be surprised if many forces start new entrants on at £19,000 because the fact is the people we're getting are very highly qualified, they've got previous experience, and therefore they will be justified to be on the higher rate".
The starting salary for police officers is to be slashed after the Home Secretary approved a package of controversial reforms by rail regulator-turned-police watchdog Tom Winsor.
In a written statement, Theresa May said:
The starting salary for police constables is to be cut by £4,000 to £19,000, the Home Secretary Theresa May said, as she accepted a number of recommendations on a package of reforms.