Police rest days cancelled to cover second city derby between Blues and Villa
Police unions have complained that officer rest days have been cancelled to cover the rearranged second city derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa.
Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman of West Midlands Police Federation , told police chiefs that both his members and local communities could suffer because the match has been moved to suit TV schedules.
The fixture was initially listed for Saturday October 29, which would not have triggered an ‘exigency of duty’ - where a pressing demand justifies the cancellation of officer rest days.
But the game has been moved with the agreement of TV... read more
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