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: 'There will be more accountability through police and crime commissioners'

Theresa May received a hostile reception at the Police Federation's annual conference. Credit: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Asked how she could regain officers' trust, Theresa May said:

"I can only tell them as it is and not as they would like to hear it from me.

"I have to be honest with them about the financial situation, I have to be honest with them about the Government's desire for reform, and I have been.

"This is a deal. There will be more accountability through police and crime commissioners, but we will free you up to do your job. We're delivering on that."

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