First police force faces ‘going out of business’

First police force faces 'going out of business'

Lincolnshire chief constable, Neil Rhodes, warns that his force will be the first to fall under the current unsustainable funding arrangements

First police force faces 'going out of business'

First police force faces 'going out of business'

One of Britain's largest rural police forces will effectively go out of business within three years, its Chief Constable has warned.

Neil Rhodes, the head of Lincolnshire Police, said under the current funding arrangements, his force would be “unsustainable” by 2018 and will be the “first in the country to fall”.

In a stark letter to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, which has been seen by the Daily Telegraph, Mr Rhodes warned that the implications for public safety and security could not be more serious.

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