Cumbria

Keswick old police station and court sold to pub chain

  • 27 July 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
Keswick old police station and magistrates' court
Image caption The building was sold to pub chain JD Wetherspoon

An old police station and magistrates' court in Cumbria has been sold to a pub chain.

Keswick's old police station and magistrates' court was one of dozens of buildings put up for sale in August by Cumbria Police Authority.

The authority has to save £20.3m from its budget by 2016 and said £2.8m would be raised from selling the buildings.

Keswick's policing team has moved to the town hall to "keep a presence" in the town.

The building, co-owned by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria County Council, was bought by pub chain JD Wetherspoon.

Cumbria County Councillor David Southward said: "I'm delighted that we have at long last been able to sell this building... the money from our share will be invested back into frontline services."

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