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Harrow West MP, Gareth Thomas, speaks out about police cuts
The Harrow West MP has raised his concerns about cuts to police officer numbers in Parliament.
Gareth Thomas highlighted what he claims are huge cuts in the number of police officers and community police officers in every part of London since the general election.
He also said that there has been a fall in the number of crimes solved.
According to Mr Thomas, between March 2010 and April 2012 Harrow lost 20 per cent of its police officers and PCSOs.
He also told the commons that by 2015 Harrow will have lost 17 per cent of its police officers alone.
Mr Thomas said: “The scale of cuts that David Cameron and Boris Johnson have already made to the Metropolitan Police is shocking, but the fact there will be fewer frontline uniformed police officers on London’s streets by the next general election only underlines their broken promises to protect the ‘thin blue line’ in our communities.
“The mayor’s plan will reduce local police teams to just one guaranteed PC and PCSO in each community. This is a reckless plan which needs to be rethought urgently.”