Maintenance at Portsmouth police station will take longer

A man spotted on CCTV at robbery at Co-op in Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw on Saturday, July 22. Picture: Hampshire police

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THE front office at Portsmouth’s central police station will now remain closed until September, Hampshire Constabulary has said.

Maintenance work at the station was due to be completed next week, but the temporary closure has now been extended.

The front office at the force’s Southsea station, in Highland Road, has been opened to the public during the works and will remain open until next month.

The central station, in Winston Churchill Avenue, will reopen on September 2.

A spokesman for the police force said: ‘This remains purely a temporary closure to allow the refurbishment and reopening of a better front office.

‘We apologise for any continued inconvenience this may cause in the meantime.

‘When finished, the refurbishment will include a new waiting area for members of the public attending the station for both the front office and custody.’

The Southsea station is be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week.