West Midlands Police is getting slower at responding to 999 calls, new figures suggested today.

Research by the Labour Party found the force was eight per cent slower at responding to emergency calls between 2012-13.

The study also showed that response times for the West Mercia force increased by 7.1 per cent in the two year period between 2011-13.

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