South Yorkshire police on the march against cuts

Police Federation members march during a protest against spending cuts and wide-ranging changes to their pay and pensions, at Millbank, London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 10, 2012. More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets today as they warned that Government cuts are putting public safety at risk. See PA story INDUSTRY Strike. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire
Police Federation members march during a protest against spending cuts and wide-ranging changes to their pay and pensions, at Millbank, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 10, 2012. More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets today as they warned that Government cuts are putting public safety at risk. See PA story INDUSTRY Strike. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire
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POLICE officers from South Yorkshire marched through London in protest at funding cuts they fear will lead to an increase in crime across the county.

About 250 off-duty bobbies from Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster joined colleagues from all 43 police forces in England and Wales in yesterday’s mass demonstration organised by the Police Federation.

It was organised to demonstrate the strength of feeling among police officers at Government funding cuts which have seen police force budgets shrink by 20 per cent. In South Yorkshire, bosses are to lose about £40m over three years, with hundreds of jobs set to be axed.