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Police Horses could be History!?

Branches with mounted police units could bear the brunt of budget cuts, following the government's spending review, say regional forces and the Police Federation.

Police forces have been told to slash funding by 20% over four years, meaning cities across the UK may no longer have police horses patrolling the streets.
Vice chairman of the Police Federation Simon Reed said: "Forces have to make cutbacks of £1.2billion, which means the loss of around 20,000 officers.

"We must be realistic — maybe the bigger forces will be able to keep their mounted units, but small forces will have to look very closely at where they spend their money and police horses may have to go."