“600 police stations shut in eight years”

“More than 600 police stations have shut since 2010 in the largest closure programme in policing history.

Some forces have closed more than half their stations. In Gloucestershire, 21 out of 28 police stations, including Tetbury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Moreton-in-the-Marsh, have shut.

Cities such as Bath and St Albans no longer have a dedicated station. St Albans police station was closed in 2015, and residents in the city of 140,000 are directed to a “free telephone to police control room” outside the council offices. London alone has lost 100 police stations in the past eight years.”

Source: Sunday Times

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