NI policing budget could be cut by £260m

Friday 24 December 2010 10.51
PSNI - Details of proposed budget cut published last night
PSNI - Details of proposed budget cut published last night

Northern Ireland's policing budget could be cut by £260 million (€306m).

The details are included in a draft budget proposal published by the Department of Justice last night.

The suggested cuts come as the PSNI asks for access to possible additional funding of £200 million to combat the dissident republican threat.

The prison service could have to find savings of just over £65 million (€76m).

The cuts come as the PSNI has been asking for possible additional funding of £200 million (€235m) to combat the dissident republican threat.

However, Stormont Justice Minister David Ford said his budget would not have an impact on frontline policing.