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4 Sep 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid promises £750m to recruit new police officers

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Go anywhere outside Westminster and what most people want to know is how all this will affect their lives – will the streets be any safer with more police on the beat?

The Chancellor has promised £750 million to recruit thousands of new officers, but where will they all go, now so many police stations have been closed? And might their resources be diverted to cope with any post no-deal Brexit unrest?

We have been out with Merseyside police, a force cut by 25% over the last ten years.