Suffolk police faces merger

SUFFOLK'S police force has lost its battle to retain its independence.Home Secretary Charles Clarke today confirmed today that the force would be merged with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to form a regional constabulary.

SUFFOLK'S police force has lost its battle to retain its independence.

Home Secretary Charles Clarke today confirmed today that the force would be merged with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to form a regional constabulary.

The new force will then come into operation on April 1, 2008, he said in a written statement.

For the full story and reaction from Suffolk, see Wednesday's Evening Star.