The Policing Minister Damian Green has unveiled an overhaul of recruitment rules, which will allow new starters to join police forces at superintendent level.
He also revealed plans for a scheme to fast track candidates to become inspectors, and foreign police chiefs will be able to run British forces for the first time.
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A one minute silence has been held at the Queen's Garden Party in memory of the 22 people killed and 59 injured in the Manchester attack.
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