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Mosques, Churches, supermarkets to host ‘police stations’ in bid to meet budget cuts in UK

Tuesday, 11 December 2012
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London, December 11:

UK police stations are to open in mosques, supermarkets and football stadiums under drastic cuts to the thin blue line in the nation, according to a report.Members of the public reporting a crime will have to go to “access points” instead of their local nick, while community centres, churches, cafés and libraries will also be used if a trial in London is successful.

However, UK MPs and campaigners fear crime across the country will rise if police stations are closed. There are also concerns that the reporting of crimes will tumble if victims shun the system, the Daily Star reports.According to the paper, the Metropolitan Police have already earmarked a Costa Coffee shop in Highgate, north London, and Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane ground.

“I know we need to find efficiency, but the suggestion that we can use cafés or supermarkets cannot be taken seriously,” Labour MP David Lammy, said.Meanwhile, London Assembly member Andrew Dinsmore also said opening desks in places of worship was “culturally insensitive”.

The plans could see up to 65 empty police stations sold off and turned into flats in a bid to meet budgets cuts of up to 20 percent, the report said.Even the Met’s iconic New Scotland Yard HQ in central London could be sold, it added. (ANI)

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