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'No cops' crisis is exposed.

BRITAIN's police have a crippling shortage of detectives - with "millions of crimes uninvestigated", it is claimed.

The force is now 2,000 under-strength countrywide because of recruiting and retaining problems.

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, also claims in tonight's Tonight With Trevor McDonald target-led directives are forcing chief constables to take CID off cases like hunting paedophiles to focus on burglaries.

Trainees are allegedly put in solo command, officers investigating rapes for the first time get no supervision and people urged to drop complaints.

Police minister Tony McNulty accuses the body of "over-egging" their claims - but two million crimes a year go unsolved.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 12, 2007
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