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Officer numbers at lowest level since 1985

Labour says government should be 'ashamed'. • Police officer numbers have fallen to the lowest level in more than 30 years, new figures show. It came as separate data showe

Largest rise in crime for a decade

An increase in violence is fuelling the extra 458,000 offences, the ONS says. • Police recorded the largest annual rise in crime in a decade with nearly five million offences over the last year to March, new figures show. The number of crimes in England and Wales recorded by the police ro

Herts PCC replaces Dame Vera Baird as head of APCC

Mr Lloyd has been keen to increase his responsibilities since being elected. • David Lloyd has replaced Dame Vera Baird QC as the head of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The PCC for Hertfordshire, who is a passionate advocate for the expansion of PCC powers, was elected t

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