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Met Police to close 65 front counters and shed 1,500 jobs

The Metropolitan Police has announced it is to close 65 front counters and sell 200 buildings, as a part of a plan to cut £500m from its budget.

In total 1,500 staff would lose are to lose their jobs.

And as part of the Met's cutbacks, police services could be offered in a Post Office in a trial scheme.

Despite this, the deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh said there will be more frontline officers.

BBC London's Guy Smith speaks to Mr Greenhalgh, Met Police Asst Comm Simon Byrne and Labour London Assembly member Joanne McCartney.

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • From the section London