BEDFORDSHIRE Police has defended spending more than £1 million on consultants, arguing that they are helping it deal with funding cuts.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by a member of the public has revealed that since January last year, the force spent £1.13m on employing consultancy firms to work on various projects.

Reported by Luton on Sunday. You can read the full story here. 

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