NEARLY all of Thames Valley's police officers think they don’t get paid enough for the stress of being in the force.

New figures from the Police Federation of England and Wales have revealed that officers' morale is at an all-time low.

In the Thames Valley – which covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire – 93 per cent of officers who took the survey think they are paid unfairly, and 49 per cent of officers who took the survey said they worry about money every day.

Craig O'Leary who is the chair of TVP Federation said: “This research must shock whoever forms the next Government into action.

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“Every day our Thames Valley Police Officers go to work to protect and serve the public to the best of their ability putting themselves in harm’s way and as we know all too well in some tragic cases making the ultimate sacrifice.

“They deal with enough stress and trauma at work and it is scandalous they are being put in the position where they are having to deal with additional anxiety caused by money worries when they get home.

"Our members must be paid fairly for the job they do and should not be put in the unforgivable position of having to borrow from friends or family just to make ends meet.”