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Police station shuts after a century

Fulwood police station closes its doors for the last time

Fulwood police station closes its doors for the last time

 

Police officers and staff have bid a sad farewell to a community police station which is closing after serving a community for more than 100 years.

Fulwood Police station on Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, was locked up for the last time on Friday.

The station, which housed 25 officers, is expected to be sold off after the decision was made two years ago to close as part of Lancashire Police’s cost cutting measures.

Sgt Anne Otter, who is currently Fulwood’s neighbourhood policing sergeant, invited her father, former Det Supt Barrie Walmsley, along.

He used to work from the station and had one last emotional look around.

He retired from the force in 1989.

Insp Russ Morgan, who heads Fulwood Police, said: “Fulwood was a small friendly community station and it is sad to be leaving it.

“But I’m sure we will continue the same services just as well from our new home.

“All the officers will be working from Preston Operations Centre.”

 

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