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Home Sec heckled by police

The Home Secretary has been heckled by Police Federation members at their conference as she said changes to their pay and conditions were reforms which hard-working police officers should welcome.

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Theresa May: 'Stop pretending the police are being picked on'

Theresa May is addressing the Police Federation annual conference in Bournemouth. Credit: ITV News

The Home Secretary has told the Police Federation annual conference, "we have to get our spending under control."

She was met with groans from the auditorium she insisted that cuts will be 'challenging,' but just as manageable as they are affordable.

"Let's stop pretending the police are being picked on. Every part of the public sector is affected," she said.

"Across the whole public sector we have had to freeze pay. The police pay system is hopelessly out of date."

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