Plans to appoint 240 community support officers by Northumbria Police have been scrapped because of cuts by the Government in funding to the police force. Labour ministers came under attack from opposition parties and even from some of their own members for the decision to cut funding.
Liberal Democrat MP Alan Beith, whose Berwick constituency comes within the Northumbria force area, said, “This does not fit in with Government promises to tackle crime by putting more police officers and community support officers on patrol on the streets.”
If you want to protest against the government’s decision to cut police funding you can sign our online petition to ministers calling for the cuts to be reversed. You can find the petition on the following link: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/page369.