Police Protest Against Cuts

Police marching in London today in a protest over pay

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Police officers take to the streets over budget cuts

Thousands of police officers took to the streets of London today, many from our region, to protest about how budget cuts are directly affecting them.

They say cuts will mean a loss of front-line services.

The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, Tony Melville, who's resigning over government changes to the police service, was at today's march and spoke to officers before it began.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine has been following events in the capital:

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Chief Constable of Gloucestershire to join protest march

Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, Tony Melville, is joining the march Credit: ITV West

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.

The march, similar to this one in 2008, is in protest at cuts to force budgets and proposed changes in terms and conditions. Off-duty officers from across the region, inlcuding two hundred from Dorset, will also be there.

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