The chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation has called for Government action to reduce the numbers of people in mental health crisis being unlawfully held in custody.

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom says officers are being placed under intolerable pressure by a lack of investment in policing.

The Police Federation of England and Wales, along with six other police staff associations, has informed the Government that it will not attend future Police Pension Scheme Advisory Board (SAB) meetings.

The chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation says members have every right to be angry at the Government’s zero per cent offer after new figures revealed an annual hike in UK average pay of 7.4 per cent.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has spoken out in the police pay row insisting officers “deserve better”.