Hundreds call for reopening of Dinnington Police Station

PRESSURE continues to mount on police chiefs to reopen a police station in the town where a teenage girl was found stabbed to death on a footpath.

More than 700 people have signed an online petition calling for Dinnington’s cop shop to reopen and more officers on the beat.

It follows the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks, whose body was found off Lordens Hill in Dinnington on January 16, and the killing of Steven Fretwell in Laughton in December.

The site closed last year because “it didn’t make sense financially” to keep it open, according to the force.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,hundreds-call-for-reopening-of-dinnington-police-station_21755.htm

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2 Responses to Hundreds call for reopening of Dinnington Police Station

  1. Paddy Cawkwell says:

    There is no doubt there needs to be and should be an honest debate about policing in areas like this but having a police offcer or a civilian member of police staff behind a counter doesn’t do anything to resolve the issues.

    I’d rather have money poured into cops lifting scum bags then running a building…and I know I’ll get grief but its the truth.

    Asking SYP to do more with less isn’t a good idea BUT whilst ever we have this mantra of cuts works and public services work better with less there has to be a point where we put staff above buildings. This is one of those times.

    On the current financial playing field, its a No from Paddy.

    😦

    • Timawells says:

      I hear mixed metaphors from Alan Billings. The station at Maltby is massive and should never have been built. Add to that all the other major buildings across SouthYorkshire I know of. Snig hill, Parkway, Carbrook, Mossway, Tinsley. We need three locations in Rothervalley with parking for 10 cars, a desk, meeting/interview room, cell and toilet. This could even be a portable unit dropped into a local car park. What happens if a member of public needs to go somewhere to be safe at the moment? where does somebody leave lost property or speak to somebody face to face. I am not seeing the police around in Dinnington/Anston anymore, it’s only a matter of time before things escalate again.

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