Police Chief warns cuts could increase crime in Cambridge
13th August 2010
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A local Police Chief has warned that recent spending cuts announced by the Government could see a massive £33 million cut to Policing across Cambridge in the next four years.


John Feavyour, Cambridgeshire's Deputy Chief Constable, is currently consulting with over 2,500 members of the Cambridge Police Force to see where the cuts of between 25 and 40% can be made without risking damaging the current level of crime prevention within  the region.


He commented: "The cuts the Government has asked us to make are deep. The worst case scenario of £33 million less over the next four years would equate to losing all our police staff or 1100 officers. These are both unrealistic propositions.

"However, this is a new government and the national financial situation is critical. Such dramatic numbers leave us with some very stark choices to make.

"This cut was unprecedented and unexpected and it has already had a real impact on people's lives and families."


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