Yeovil MP's statement following announcement on Yeovil Police Station

"I am somewhat reassured by the news that there will be no reduction in Police numbers and will continue to work with local Police on their strategy. I remain concerned about how detention will operate in practice but it is sensible not to have Police Officers taken off the streets doing the transportation.

We have just had good news on reduction in crime figures in Yeovil and progress against drugs gangs and it’s important that good work is built on. I still think there could be the possibility of a modern custody unit for Yeovil looking at cooperation with Wiltshire Police and traffic patrols and I’ll carry on looking at ideas for that.

The current Police station is an important site in the centre of town and I’m interested to hear people’s thoughts on how it should be used."