Spain's Guardia Civil police have detained a senior Catalan official and raided regional government ministries involved in organising a banned independence vote. Tensions were already high before the arrest of Josep Maria Jové, secretary-general of the Catalan vice presidency. Catalan leaders are defying a court order to halt the vote, condemned by the Madrid government as illegal. One official called for peaceful resistance to protect the buildings. "The time has come - let's resist peacefully; let's come out and defend our institutions," the president of the Catalan National Assembly, Jordi Sánchez, tweeted.
The claim: Failing police forces have "no excuse" because their budgets have been protected. Reality Check verdict: Overall the police budget in England and Wales has been protected in real terms, but not every individual force will feel the benefit because the money is being targeted at specialist areas of policing. This relatively small funding boost comes off the back of five years of deep cuts. In 2015, the government announced that overall police budgets would be protected. This meant the amount of money the police receive from the government would increase each year in line with inflation for the following five years.