Eastwood station faces the axe

NEAALM110803C1 - Eastwood Police station
NEAALM110803C1 - Eastwood Police station

EASTWOOD Police Station is facing the axe if the force can find a big enough replacement community base in the town, a top cop revealed this week.

Chief Inspector Richard Stapleford said the only reason Eastwood had not been earmarked for closure yet was because the police force was struggling to find somewhere big enough to house all 40 officers currently based at the station.

Sgt Andy Browning at Eastwood Police Station admitted both Morrisons and Durban House had been looked at as potential new bases for the officers, but the rooms at both locations had been too small.

He said there was currently nowhere for the officers to go, but ‘if somewhere were to come free, it would be looked at’.