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Originally published Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 2:57 AM

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UK police force publishes all incidents to Twitter

A British police force says it's publishing every incident it deals with to Twitter for 24 hours.

The Associated Press

LONDON —

A British police force says it's publishing every incident it deals with to Twitter for 24 hours.

Greater Manchester Police says the project is meant to give the public a feel for the nature and number of different challenges it has to deal with.

Police forces across the U.K. face deep budget cuts as the new British government tries to find its financial footing. Manchester police says it hopes the micro-blogging site feed will help Britons understand how much pressure it is under.

Chief Constable Fahy says that while policing is often seen as a simple matter of "cops chasing robbers and locking them up," police work covers a range of social issues, including missing children, mental health problems and domestic abuse.

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