Locharbriggs police station closure approved

Patrick Shearer Chief Constable Pat Shearer has been given approval to close the police station near Dumfries

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Councillors have agreed to close a Dumfries and Galloway police station as "surplus to requirements".

A report said that if the Locharbriggs facility was shut it would save at least an estimated £10,000-a-year.

All the staff and police officers will be transferred to Loreburn Street in Dumfries, about three miles away.

A Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary spokesman said there had been no adverse comments during the consultation process.

Concerns were voiced last month after a memo revealed plans to shut the station at the end of March.

It was blamed on a managerial error and Chief Constable Pat Shearer insisted no decision had been taken on its future.

However, police have now been given approval to close the site with a "commitment to maintaining existing levels of service" to the community.

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