Thursday 22 March 2018 / 10:43 AM Louise Haigh

Tory cuts have left our police at breaking point and communities at risk – Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing and Crime Minister, commenting on a new police effectiveness report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), said:

“We’ve had all the Tory spin on police funding but this week we are finally getting to the truth. First the stats watchdog raps the Prime Minister for misleading claims and now the independent inspector is sounding the alarm – warning that some forces are so stretched that the lives of vulnerable people are being put at risk.

“It’s time the Tories owned up to the public because their cuts have left our police at breaking point and our communities at risk.”