Around half of police stations in the UK have been closed over the past decade. At least 667 stations with front counters allowing the public to speak with officers have been shut since 2010 to reduce costs. The Home Office said there are ‘a range of reasons’ behind the closures, including a rise in the use of online crime reporting instead of members of the public approaching police at a station counter. David Lammy, shadow secretary of state for justice, said over half of Britain’s police stations have closed in ten years, and more than half of the courts in England and Wales are closed. He accused the Conservatives of causing lawlessness and disorder.
Lawlessness and disorderWritten by David Fletcher 04 Mar 2021
- Pray: that there will be more police present in the streets, and for God’s protection in vulnerable areas without a police station; and for the police to get access to vaccination. (Exodus 14:14)
- More: www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/lawlessness-and-disorder-around-half-of-uk-police-stations-closed-in-past-decade-222853/