Brownlow police station to be closed

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BROWNLOW Police Station is to be closed, it has been announced.

It has been made by E District commander, Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson, following a period of review and consultation with the community and its representatives.

The recommendations, once approved by the Police Service Senior Executive Team, will be taken to the Northern Ireland Policing Board by Assistant Chief Constable, Dave Jones for the Board’s information and decision on disposal.

Chief Superintendent Robinson informed local representatives of his decision over the last week.

He explained: “As part of the review I have had to look very closely at all of the stations in my district, to ensure we are using all of our resources, including buildings, in the most effective and efficient way.

“As a result of the review, during which a range of views were canvassed, I have reached the view that, in E District the stations at Brownlow, Dromore and Keady are no longer required operationally and have recommended closure. At this stage we are retaining Warrenpoint Police Station although it may be subject to review in the future.

More on this story in Thursday's Lurgan Mail.