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HOME OFFICE CHANGES POLICE FUNDING FORMULA FOR RURAL AREAS

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The Home Office has promised the Country Landowners' Association that country areas will get more police officers t...
The Home Office has promised the Country Landowners' Association that country areas will get more police officers to fight the rising tide of rural crime, reports BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme.

Home Office minister responsible for police matters, David Maclean, has agreed there are disproportionate costs in policing sparsely populated areas. He says he has made changes to the funding formula for next year which takes account of this sparsity factor.
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