There have been significant reductions to UK police dog and horse units as a result of government spending curbs, figures obtained by BBC News reveal.

Since 2009, police dogs have been cut by more than 200 and five forces have disbanded their mounted sections.

Campaigners say the reductions will jeopardise police operations.

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