Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Countering the police closures

Countering the police closures
... Reception desks could close at Kennington, Streatham, Catford, Deptford, Peckham and Southwark police stations, with others also targeted. A consultation is ongoing on the proposals to meet Government funding cuts which aim to pump £10million back into frontline policing. ... Kennington had, on average, just 0.8 crimes reported a day in May, compared to 2.1 in Peckham, which will also close. But Brixton, which will stay open, had 7.3 crimes a day reported in the same month. And Walworth, where 3.2 crimes were reported on average each day in May, will also stay. The threat to police stations came after we revealed in July that three of South London’s boroughs have the worst figures for possession of an offensive weapon, out of all 33 in the capital. ...

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