Police station now opened

THE home secretary has opened a new police building.

Saturday, 5th August 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:20 am

Amber Rudd was in Basingstoke yesterday to open the police investigation centre.

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It comes after planning permission was granted for the Portsmouth centre, off Airport Service Road, off Eastern Road. Mrs Rudd said: ‘I am really pleased to open the new investigation centre in Basingstoke because by having modern facilities in the right locations means more officers’ time is spent where it matters most – on the frontline, doing vital work to reduce crime in our communities.’

Michael Lane, Hampshire police and crime commissioner said: ‘This state of the art building has been designed to meet both current and future policing needs.’

The Portsmouth PIC was due to open in April last year.