Labour’s candidate for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner election has vowed to review the closure of Littlehampton Police Station if he wins next month.
Michael Jones said with the main station empty, a temporary building has been set up in the grounds immediately outside, and promised to urge Sussex Police to undertake a review with a view to re-opening the closed station.
Mr Jones, who is a West Sussex county and Crawley borough councillor, stood as Labour’s parliamentary candidate in the 2010 general election in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.
He said: “It beggars belief that a town the size of Littlehampton does not have its own dedicated police station or response unit. In the town, the stark truth is that there are no uniformed officers working from the police station.”
Labour councillor Tony Squires added: “I’ve known Michael since he was a young lad and in my judgement there is no-one better qualified with his legal knowledge, council experience of working with the police and commitment to fighting these police cuts.
“We’ve got to get the police station re-opened, it’s all wrong that it’s shut.”
The other candidates are Conservative Katy Bourne, James Doyle from the Green Party, UKIP’s Patrick Lowe, and Lib Dem James Walsh.
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