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Police cuts 'not enough'

The National Audit Office (NAO) says planned cuts by police forces fall £500 million short of the savings needed. Police forces need to make £1.5 billion of savings, but two thirds of them are not doing enough to reach this total.

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Home Office defends criticism over police cuts

A Home Office spokeswoman says that at a time of reducing budgets, they're working to ensure they get the best value from every pound spent on protecting the public.

''By Improving efficiency, driving out waste and increasing productivity, we can maintain a strong police service, a secure border and effective counter terrorism capabilities while delivering significant savings''

– Home Office spokeswoman

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