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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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Interview with police fighting 'forced' retirement

Nigel Rabbitts from the Devon and Cornwall Police Federation explains in full why Devon and Cornwall Police are being taken to a tribunal today. 136 former officers say they have been 'forced' to retire early as part of a budget-cutting policy.

Devon and Cornwall is one of five forces being sued by former employees. Today's tribunal in London will look at three test cases.

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