Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner is asking the public whether they'd be willing to pay 2% more council tax to make up for funding cuts.
The force has had almost £12 million pounds cut from its budget since 2010. And next week Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce further cuts of up to 40%.
The level of cuts now are very very severe. Officer numbers will fall in Gloucestershire and across the country, I believe.
We'll make a good job of it but the public need to understand that times are hard now, we'll have to refocus our efforts into different areas of work.
A man is due in court charged with the murder of a pensioner in Cheltenham.
68-year-old Tony Swift was brutally attacked at his home in Mendip Road last week.
29-year-old Lee McClatchley, also from Cheltenham, will appear before magistrates in the town later.
Police say they are still looking for the murder weapon.
A man has been charged with the murder of Cheltenham pensioner Tony Swift.
29-year-old Lee McClatchley, also from Cheltenham, will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
68-year-old Mr Swift was found with "horrific" head injuries at his home in Mendip Road last week. He was later pronounced dead by paramedics.
Police say they are still looking for the murder weapon, for bloodstained clothing, and for anybody who was in the area at the time of the attack.
"Although a man has been charged with the murder of Tony Swift police are still looking to identify anybody who was in the vicinity of Mendip Road, Cheltenham last Monday, 26 October between 11.30am and 1.00pm.
We are also continuing to look for bloodstained clothing and a blunt instrument used in the attack which we believe may have been discarded or hidden in Whaddon or the surrounding area of Cheltenham."
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The funeral has taken place at Gloucester Cathedral of a man who was stabbed to death in the city in August..
Family and friends of 21-year-old Dolton Powell wore his favourite colour purple for the service.
His best friend Jahmel Westcarr told ITV News how Dolton had the most contagious smile, while his other friends spoke of his love for his family.
The funeral of Dolton Powell is being held at Gloucester Cathedral at 11am this morning.
The 21-year-old shop worker was stabbed to death near the All Nations Club in Chase Lane early on Sunday 23 August. Seven people have been charged with his murder.
Hundreds of people are expected for the service, including friends and family who have flown in from America and Jamaica. Those who come are being asked to wear some purple, which was Dolton's favourite colour.
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Police are treating the death of a man believed to have been stabbed in Gloucester in the early hours of this morning as murder.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, but died there.
Nettleton Road and part of Russell Street in the city have been closed while the police investigate.
A seventh person has been charged in connection with the death of Dolton Powell in Gloucester.
Tyler Finch-Vassell, from St Annes, Bristol, has been charged with murder and affray. The 19-year-old will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates later today.
Another man, also 19 and from Bristol, arrested last week on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.
Six people have already appeared in court in connection with the case at the end of August.
- Jordan Barclay, 18 and of Campbell Street, St Pauls Bristol is charged with murder, affray, possession of an offensive weapon and GBH - section 18 wounding against another man who suffered injuries
- Nico Daley, 18 and of Dermot Street, Bristol is charged with murder and affray
- Cartel Williams, 19 and of Campbell Street, St Pauls Bristol is charged with murder and affray
- Everton Spence, 19 and of Morris Road, Bristol is charged with murder and affray
- Marzel Bolton, 20 and of Tunbridge, Bristol is charged with murder and affrayA 17-year-old youth is charged with murder and affray.
- A 17-year-old boy from Bristol arrested on suspicion of murder was previously released without charge while a 21-year-old man from Gloucester and a 22-year-old man from Gloucester both arrested on suspicion of murder remain on police bail until 15 September.
Five men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 21-year-old from Gloucester.
Dolton Powell was fatally wounded near the All Nations Club last Saturday, later dying in hospital. Over the weekend family and friends joined hundreds of others who gathered to pay tribute to him.
He has been described as a "loving and kind boy" by those closest to him.