Bradford South MP Judith Cummins joined officers on patrol to see the work police do on the frontline and the challenges they face.

Mrs Cummins joined Inspector Shelley Slarke and Sergeant Mark Keasey in a patrol car at Dudley Hill Police Station as they responded to incidents across Bradford South.

She said: "I wanted to join Bradford's hardworking and dedicated officers at work.

"They are absolutely committed to keeping our communities safe. Despite the police force being faced with ongoing budget challenges due to government cuts, they continue to do their very best under very difficult circumstances."

She highlighted how West Yorkshire Police has 900 fewer officers than it did eight years ago.

“Every resident in Bradford South deserves to feel safe,” said Mrs Cummins. “I will continue to speak up for our police in parliament and keep the pressure on government to fund the force properly so they can do their jobs to the best of their ability. Our police should be fighting crime not fighting for funding.”