Met Police clarifies plans to close stations

Fri 21st December 2012, 10:41 am

The Metropolitan Police has clarified that decisions on potential disposals of parts of its property estate have yet to be made.

The London Evening Standard reported details on Met Police plans regarding police stations closure yesterday, claiming that up to half the police stations in London could be closed.

But a statement from the Met said: "As we said very openly in October we are considering proposals to close the 65 least used front counters but maintain at least one 24-hour counter in every borough.

"However, no final decisions have been taken on the plans and we are continuing consultation directly with local political leaders and via the mayor’s office for policing and crime with whom final approval of the plans will rest.

Final decisions are not expected until at least March 2013.

The Met Police will attend the next Sitematch London event on 5 March 2013 to meet with developers.

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