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Federation secretary demands answers from the PM

The Prime Minister has been urged to tell the public the truth about crime figures, police numbers, the "extra officers" she is pledging, the "extra money" the Government has agreed to pay police officers and where that money will really come from.

Leicestershire Police Federation secretary Matt Robinson has asked for the answers to these questions - and more - in an open letter sent to Theresa May in the wake of the Government's announcement last week that police officers would be getting a two per cent pay rise.

"We want, and the public of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland deserve, a properly funded and well-resourced police service. The public rightly want and expect this. For the sake of those who put their lives on the line for the public, we demand you address these injustices and give us answers," the letter concludes.

You can read the letter in full here.