Police stations set to close amid huge budget savings

Amble police station

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Three north Northumberland police stations are proposed for closure amid swingeing cuts to the Northumbria Police budget in the coming years.

Last week, it was announced that more than 400 jobs could go as the Force revealed it must save an additional £46million by March 2017, on top of £58million of savings already delivered since 2010.

But the Force claims that neighbourhood policing is being protected ‘with a series of far-reaching changes to guarantee the numbers of police officers and police staff on the beat’.

 

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