Enquiry office at Ilkeston police station to close

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Members of the public will no longer be able to walk into Ilkeston police station to report a crime.

As part of budget cuts by Derbyshire Constabulary, enquiry offices including Ilkeston, Ripley and Long Eaton will close.

Anyone wanting to report a crime or contact the police will have to do so in other ways.

The town inspector, Nick Daines, said: “The way in which people contact us has changed as technology has moved on. People can contact us over the phone, and on the website.”

He said there will still be a 24 hour police response in Ilkeston.

The change will see some staff redeployed but the exact number is now known yet.

The enquiry offices will close gradually over the coming months so that by September, only the counters at Buxton, Chesterfield and Derby’s St Mary’s Wharf and Pear Tree police stations will remain open.

The closures are part of the force’s plans to make savings of up to £26m during the next five years.