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Hundreds of police job losses feared in Devon and Cornwall

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There are fears that Devon and Cornwall Police could be about to announce hundreds more job losses.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer are due to discuss the possibility of more job losses at a meeting in Plymouth tomorrow.

The force already has plans in place to cut 500 staff over the next five years.


Fears that police budget cuts will lead crime increase

A new report has warned that Devon and Cornwall Police may not be able to provide "an efficient or effective service". The claim was made in a study by the HMIC, the organisation which carries out independent inspections of Police forces on behalf of the Government.

The Force is losing more than six hundred officers between now and March 2015 - and almost four hundred backroom staff. It is all part of more than fifty million pounds worth of cuts the force says it is having to make. John Andrews reports.