Herbert: Labour wrong on police

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday defended its spending plans after shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper accused it of “taking risks” with crime.

Policing minister Nick Herbert said Labour claims that more than 10,000 jobs could go across police forces in England and Wales by 2012 were “totally dishonest”.

Cooper said the figures were based on announcements by police forces across the country. But Herbert rejected the figures, saying: “I don’t accept Labour party figures, I think it’s better to accept official figures.”