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Protest to keep police station open goes to Downing St

PUBLISHED: 18:34 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

OPPOSITION councillors from London’s East End have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street in their campaign to save a police station in the heart of Docklands from closing down. Conservative members on Tower Hamlets Council called on the Prime Minister with 1,260 signatures urging the Government to commit to keeping Limehouse police station open

OPPOSITION councillors from London’s East End have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street in their campaign to save a police station in the heart of Docklands from closing down.

Conservative members on Tower Hamlets Council called on the Prime Minister with 1,260 signatures urging the Government to commit to keeping Limehouse police station open.

“It’s an outrage that anybody is even thinking about closing it,” said Cllr Tim Archer.

“The former London Mayor wanted to close it, while Labour’s GLA member for East London is on record saying he thinks it should close.

“We decided to deliver the message right to the top that we need more police and more police stations—not fewer.”

The building in West India Dock Road next to Canary Wharf is said to be past its sell by’ date.

But campaigners point out the nearest main police station to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs would be three miles away at Bethnal Green if it closed.

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