No plans to close Corby police station

County police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds says there are no plans to close Corby police station.
County police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds says there are no plans to close Corby police station.
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County police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds says there are no plans to close Corby police station.

He gave the assurance following comments made in a House of Commons debate by Corby and East Northants MP Andy Sawford, who said the station is to close and its cells are no longer used.

In a letter to county MPs, Mr Simmonds said the orce is looking at ways to cut operating costs to make savings of £23m over teh next five years.

He said: “At present we are currently reviewing the whole of Northamptonshire Police’s estate to ensure that we have a modern, 21st century policing estate that meets current and future demand within Northamptonshire.

“At no stage have I stated that I am closing Corby Police Station or any other police station in Northamptonshire and for me to have made any statement would certainly be premature at a time when work on this matter is ongoing.”

Mr Simmonds said Chief Constable Adrian Lee is responsible for operational matters and that he is exploring the possibility of closing Corby cells during the week if the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton can handle prisoners from across the county.

He added: “At present, this is simply a pilot, the findings of which would need to be properly analysed before any future decisions around the police estate are taken.”