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Islanders show Home Secretrary they want a 24/7 police station

PUBLISHED: 19:00 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:48 05 October 2010

Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP meets with local residents from the borough's Safer Neighbourghoods Panel at the Isle of Dogs Police Station. 31st March 2010

Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP meets with local residents from the borough's Safer Neighbourghoods Panel at the Isle of Dogs Police Station. 31st March 2010

Copyright Peter Gettins

ISLE of Dogs residents held a small protest during a visit from Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP. The protestors want to see the opening hours at the Manchester Road station extended. Cllr Tim Archer, Blackwall and Cubitt Town ward councillor and Conservati

ISLE of Dogs residents held a small protest during a visit from Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP.

The protestors want to see the opening hours at the Manchester Road station extended.

Cllr Tim Archer, Blackwall and Cubitt Town ward councillor and Conservative prospective Parliamentary candidate for Poplar and Limehouse said "Local people want more bobbies on the beat and their police station open 24/7. I'm glad the Home Secretary saw that for himself."

Mr Johnson said: "The government is committed to providing the police with the resources they need to do the job."

The Home Secretary visited the station along with Poplar MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

After meeting local officers they held a question and answer session with residents on a range of topics from terrorism to knife crime.


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