When I read Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk’s column in the Echo, which began ‘All crimes matter’, I thought I could not have put it better myself.
Then it occurred to me that actually I had, on page 27 of the same newspaper.
Two Gloucestershire police stations, earmarked for closure a decade ago, will be open to the public once more.
Lydney Police Station in the Forest of Dean, which was re-opened a year ago, is now trialling a public reception.
Barton Street in Gloucester will follow suit as soon as the building has been adapted to receive visitors.
How could they have got it so wrong? Last week the Health Secretary dashed the hopes of frontline officers when he decided they would get no priority in vaccine rollout. Worse than that, they wouldn’t even be getting the left overs! Damaging for moral The Chair of the Police...