Police stations across Lincolnshire could be closed to save cash

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POLICE stations across Lincolnshire could be under threat of closure after the force announced a review of its properties to make savings to protect frontline services and officers.

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Richard Crompton said the police faces “tough choices” regarding funding.

One measure already announced is the closure of the custody suite at Spalding police station for a three-month trial.

Mr Crompton said: “We recognise the importance of accessibility and if a station was to be put forward for possible closure, it would do so only after public consultation and then only once an alternative point of access was in place, such as a library, post office or supermarket.

“Our main priority is to retain our police officer numbers so we are looking at all our budgets and spending, and this includes our buildings.”