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Cameron backs border police force

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Updated on 01 July 2008

The creation of a new border police force with more than 30,000 officers and civilian staff has been backed by Tory leader David Cameron.

The Opposition leader gave his support to a report by former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Stevens, who has proposed a new force with sweeping police-style powers to crack down on terrorism, organised crime, immigration and smuggling.

Mr Cameron said: "I think it confirms what we have long thought, that, at our points of entry into the UK, there are just too many agencies, often pulling in different directions."

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