Top Labour MP checks on policing
A senior Labour politician went on the beat to find out if or how Government spending cuts are affecting police.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper spent time with officers in Spinney Hills, Leicester.
Ms Cooper, who had earlier made a private visit to an organisation which supports victims of domestic violence, said after her walkabout: "Police forces are working really hard to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour but their lives are being made harder by the scale of the cuts."
She said Labour was opposed to forces bringing in private firms such as G4S to perform traditional police roles.
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She said: "Lessons have to be learned from the Olympics.
"When people see the police, they want to be sure they are doing their job in the interests of the community, not a private contractor."
Ms Cooper was in the city on Monday to support the campaign by Councillor Sarah Russell to become Leicestershire's first elected police and crime commissioner in the poll on November 15.