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Motoring law: Hundreds of drivers lose licence following increased police powers for roadside eye tests

Information obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request has shown that 609 people have had their driving licences revoked since the introduction of new powers authorising the police to suspend a driving licence following a failed roadside eye test.

New powers under ‘Cassie’s Law’ have seen the number of people who have had their driving licence suspended exceed 600.

Information released under a Freedom of Information Act request reveals that, since the introduction of Cassie’s Law in 2013, which allows the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to revoke licences more quickly, the DVLA has revoked 609 licences.

Law and government: police may not attend burglaries

The head of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Sara Thornton, has said that due to cuts in the police budget police may not be able to attend all reports of burglary in person.

Thornton, speaking with the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire, said that the police were having to prioritise the cases they could attend in person as cuts the the budget and the changing nature of criminality has left the police lacking in resources.

Thornton went on to explain the situation.

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