Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter

A closed police station in Hackney
(Image credit: (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images))

Around 50% of Britain’s police stations with front counters where the public can talk to officers have closed in the past decade, according to a new analysis.

Although no official figures showing the number of national closures are available, an investigation by Daily Mail suggests that at least 667 dedicated stations have been shut down since 2010.

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