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Public desk at Stratford Police Station opens

The desk was opened yesterday and comes after a fire destroyed the roof of Forest Gate Police Station earlier this month

The Metropolitan Police has reopened a public desk at the old police station in Stratford after a fire destroyed the roof of Forest Gate Police Station earlier this month.

Stratford Police Station was shut alongside Plaistow Police Station in December 2017, leaving Newham with just one public front desk at Forest Gate.


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Forest Gate Police Station serves as a key base for officers covering Newham and Waltham Forest. Chingford has the only police station with a front desk in Waltham Forest. The temporary loss of the police station in Forest Gate especially affects residents in Leytonstone and Leyton, as it is closer and more accessible than Chingford. 


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