Cuts-row police plan day of action
Thousands of police officers angry over Government spending cuts are organising a day of action.
Representatives from every force are expected to gather at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster on July 13 before a two-hour lobbying event with politicians.
Home Secretary Theresa May will be invited to the event, the Police Federation of England and Wales said.
Simon Reed, the federation's vice-chairman, said: "The open meeting will form part of our on-going campaign to show the Government our very real concerns about the impact their current plans will have for the future of policing and those tasked with delivering it, as well as the implications for public safety."
The day of action comes after Ms May refused to relent on her police cuts during her annual keynote speech to police leaders.
Anger has been building in frontline policing since former rail regulator Tom Winsor said the most wide-ranging analysis of forces pay in 30 years showed more than £1 billion of savings should be made.