UKIP police candidate slams "political" closure of Tilbury police station

Dr Bob Spink, UKIP’s Police and Crime Commissioner, PCC, candidate, claims the Conservatives are trying to rush through changes before the election on May 5th of a new Police Commissioner.

Spink said: “’I visited the Tilbury Station recently to see for myself how central and important it is to the community.

Following this visit, I met with the Chief Constable at a briefing meeting and asked him to hold back on major changes until after the PCC elections on May 5th, which is only two months away.

I told him there would be little tolerance from me if I become PCC and find he has already committed to new projects like the £50m new HQ in Chelmsford

‘The current Tory PCC said Essex Police are in a ‘perilous state’ and is now resigning. Whoever takes over as the new PCC should have a free hand to review the spending priorities and reverse PCSO cuts, front line policing cuts and station closures.”

‘The Conservative’s hasty action to close the Tilbury Station appears politically mischievous.’

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