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Police fight 'forced' retirement

Devon and Cornwall Police Federation is taking the police force to a tribunal today to challenge the 'compulsory' retirement of 136 officers after they had completed 30 years' service. The force is one of five being sued.

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FULL REPORT: Police 'forced' retirement fight

The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall told a tribunal today that the enforced retirement of hundreds of experienced officers was not just about saving money.

Shaun Sawyer was giving evidence in a test case over whether forcing people to leave after 30 years' service amounted to age discrimination.

The outcome could have far-reaching consequences for other police forces. From London, Bob Constantine reports.

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