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Limehouse police station: closing it is no laughing matter!

PUBLISHED: 15:53 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:45 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, London Assembly Member John Biggs may be having fun setting himself up as Labour’s attack dog’ at City Hall. But it might do him some good to pay attention to what happens in the East End once in a while, rather than taking his news from the latest Labour leaflets

Dear Editor,

THE London Assembly Member for East London, John Biggs, may be having fun setting himself up as Labour’s attack dog’ at City Hall (East London Advertiser Letters, October 23).

But it might do him some good to pay attention to what happens in the East End once in a while, rather than taking his news from the latest Labour leaflets.

If he had, he would have found out that the plans to close Limehouse police station and move services to Bethnal Green were made public at the start of the year, when Labour’s Ken Livingstone was in charge at City hall.

But you won’t find John Biggs acknowledging that, of course.

Ultimately, despite his attempts to throw the blame on Boris Johnson, the decision to close Limehouse police station lies with the Labour Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, who was keen to point out that she was in charge of the Met when Sir Ian Blair resigned.

It’s time John Biggs admitted it will be Jacqui Smith and the Government’s responsibility if our Limehouse police station closes.

Legitimate concerns over this proposed closure may just be a silly game to John Biggs, but to people in the East End, the Government’s plans are no laughing matter.

Craig Aston

Newport Avenue, Poplar


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