Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry police station closures plan revealed

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Image caption Coventry Central police station could be closed as part of the plans

Plans to close police stations in Coventry and relocate officers at fire stations or council offices in the city have been revealed.

Under the proposals, Coventry Central Police Station and bases in Foleshill and Bell Green could be closed.

A report of the Strategic Policing and Crime Board said the sale of the buildings could raise about £3m and save about £770,000 a year in costs.

The plans will be discussed at a meeting of the board on Thursday.

If the proposals are approved, the changes would be made in two phases, the West Midlands Police report said.

In phase one, neighbourhood police teams in the north of the city would be moved to Radford Road Fire Station or council buildings.

Phase two would see the central police station in Little Park Street shut and sold off.

The report said "police visibility" around communities would not be affected by the plan because it would maintained by local patrols.

Plans would not be finalised until December after consultation had taken place, the report said.

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