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Squatters take over closed London police station

Squatters have moved in to a police station in north London which closed last year.

The Met Police says it received a report on Monday that squatters had moved in to the former Hampstead Police Station in Rosslyn Hill.

It is one of 63 London police stations either closed or due to close before 2016 to save costs.

Solicitors have been instructed to obtain possession of the building which is up for sale, said police.

A spokesman added: "The station was closed last year and has been boarded and secured ever since.

"It is no longer an operational police building and has no impact on front line policing."

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