Student ambassador Jaya helps to officially reopen new-look station
A town's police station has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment.
The new-look Wigston station, in Bull Head Street, was officially reopened by 18-year-old Jaya Jaitly, student community ambassador at Beauchamp College, in Oadby.
The tower at the front of the 1970s building – which had developed structural faults – has been removed and the rest of the station modernised.
The force considered moving to a new base in the town, but chose to renovate the existing station as better value for money.
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Chief Constable Simon Cole and Barrie Roper, chairman of Leicestershire Police Authority, were also on hand to oversee the opening.
Mr Cole, said: "It is really pleasing that Inspector Sian Walls and her team are now able to work from a modern building at the heart of the community they serve."
Mr Roper said: "Wigston police station has been the subject of an extremely successful makeover which has made the facilities fit-for-purpose.
"By refurbishing the station, we have delivered a value-for-money solution that will benefit the public and employees."
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