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Vernon Coaker MP, Labour's Shadow Policing Minister, responding to the Police Service Strength statistics released by the Home Office today, said: 

"These figures highlight what we already knew - that choices being made by this Tory-led Government mean cuts to police numbers across the country. We committed to protect frontline policing in our manifesto but this Conservative-led Government seems to be intent on seeing fewer police officers tackling crime and anti-social behaviour on our streets. Our big worry is that this is only the start of what could become much worse news on police numbers." 

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