Suffolk police merger confirmed

SUFFOLK police are to be merged with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, Home Secretary Charles Clarke confirmed today.Mr Clarke revealed the latest plans to create a police "super force" in the East Midlands, merging five existing constabularies.

SUFFOLK police is to be merged with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Home Secretary Charles Clarke confirmed today.

Mr Clarke revealed the latest plans to create a police "super force" in the East Midlands, merging five existing constabularies.

Two further massive new forces will be created in the east of England out of six existing county forces, while Surrey and Sussex will also combine.

Together with another set of amalgamations announced earlier this month, the plans will reduce the number of forces in England and Wales from 43 to 24.

Today's announcement will see mergers of:

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire;

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Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk;

Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex;

Surrey and Sussex.

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