Pictures show design for Portsmouth police station hub

THESE images reveal what Portsmouth's new police station could look like.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:23 pm
The Police Investigation Centre, due to be built at Merlin Park on Airport Service Road, Copnor, Portsmouth

The £18m Eastern Police Investigation Centre is due to be built at Merlin Park on Airport Service Road, Copnor, Portsmouth.

When it’s in place it will replace Fratton station, in Kingston Crescent, and Portsmouth Central, in Winston Churchill Avenue.

Boasting 36 cells, the station will be designed to house detainees for the eastern area of Hampshire.

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CID teams currently at Fratton station will also be moved into the offices.

Waterlooville station, which has 12 cells, will be retained.

The Pic was due to be in place this year but there has been a delay in finding a site.

Crime commissioner Michael Lane said: ‘I am delighted we are making progress.’