Sudbury Police Station under review

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THE possible closure of Sudbury Police Station has not been ruled out as the county’s constabulary attempts to save money.

Suffolk Police need to make savings of around £13million over the next four years.

As their Essex counterparts consider closing stations and reducing opening hours, Suffolk Police are reviewing their entire estate.

A force spokeswoman said: “A range of options are being considered and evaluated, designed to create essential efficiency savings, while ensuring that all police accommodation is fully fit for purpose.”

Following the review, it is expected that certain police services will be relocated.

This could put Sudbury Police Station at risk, as large parts of the building are now redundant following the opening of the new Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds.

The spokeswoman added that the station was being looked at with partner organisations to see if it could be put to better use, with other options in the town being considered.

“Regardless of this, Sudbury Police will always have a base and presence in the town and no decisions have been made at this stage,” she added.