A Pay and Morale Survey shows officers are despondent, claims the Police Federation.

The way police are treated is the biggest contributor to why more than half of rank-and-file officers suffer from low morale.

The findings come from the annual Pay and Morale Survey undertaken by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). In total 45,000 officers, equivalent to 35% of all federated ranks, took part in the survey, the biggest response rate to date.