"The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting more police on the beat," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.
Commenting on today’s quarterly crime figures, Chris Huhne said:
“The fall in crime despite the credit crunch is encouraging but we are not out of the financial woods yet.
“We must be vigilant. Only half of people think that the police are dealing with the crime and anti-social behaviour that matters to them.
“Public confidence is unlikely to be improved by Labour and the Tories’ refusal to protect police numbers. The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting more police on the beat.”