Police station goes mobile

Hitting the road ... PCSO's Carly Bignell and Kackie Barrett with the new mobile station.

Hitting the road ... PCSO's Carly Bignell and Kackie Barrett with the new mobile station.

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OUTLYING rural villages will soon be able to visit their very own temporary police station.

As part of a match-funded project supported by Suffolk Police Authority and the Community Safety Partnership, Sudbury has been given a new mobile police station to serve its surrounding area.

The station will visit villages such as Newton, Great Waldingfield and Cavendish on a regular basis and aims to provide residents with more accessibility to officers.

Pc Sally Henderson, from the Great Cornard Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is a new tool which will allow us to meet and greet the public in rural communities.

“We will be able to set up surgeries and see what issues people have in harder to reach areas.”

The mobile station will mean people who find it difficult to get to Sudbury Police Station will now have the chance to have a face-to-face discussion with an officer.

“We will now be on people’s doorstep if they have any problems.

“Mobile police stations have been used across Suffolk and it should be a great success.”

The mobile station is due to start visiting villages in the coming weeks.