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MPs discuss murder rate concerns

PUBLISHED March 14, 2005

MPs from Nottingham are due to meet Home Office chiefs to discuss the county police force's "struggle to cope" with a wave of murders.

Nottinghamshire's chief constable said his force was "reeling" from dealing with 30 murders and had had to "borrow" officers from other forces.
Steve Green said officers were distracted by too much paperwork.
But local Labour MP Graham Allen said officer numbers were rising, and queried how they were being deployed.