Merseyside Police respond to rumours that Southport's police station is closing
Merseyside Police has been forced to respond to the latest set of rumours suggesting that the police station in Southport had closed. This is not the case, It has NOT CLOSED.
Last year, Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy revealed that station was due to be shut with officers moving instead to a smaller, more economical facility, which officers would perhaps share with another occupier. It follows a review of what Jane Kennedy says is an outdated network of expensive to run police stations, with stations at Ainsdale and Formby having closed already.
The custody suite, which includes the police cells, at the station were closed last year, meaning that anyone arrested in Southport now will instead be taken to the cells at Copy Lane Police Station in Netherton.
The enquiry desk at the station was closed for a few days earlier this year, but only while essential maintenance work was carried out.
A spokesman for the force has now moved to deny the latest suggestions.
A series of posts on the official Twitter feeds for the force in Southport and Formby stated: “Some people are still saying on social media that Southport Police Station is closed. This is NOT the case.
“All Southport & Formby Local Policing Team officers start and finish ALL shifts at Southport Police Station, supported by other officers who also patrol the same area. See this twitter feed for the routes we cover on foot/cycle patrol and also in marked police vehicles."
“The Enquiry Office at Southport police station is open Mon-Sat 08:00am to 10:00pm and Sundays 08:00am - 05:00pm”