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Hertfordshire Constabulary to open new information point at Bishop's Stortford police station

Members of the public will be able to visit Bishop's Stortford police station from next week – but not to report crime.

A police information point at the cop shop in Basbow Lane, staffed by volunteers, will be open three hours a day, three days a week "to offer advice to people on a wide range of subjects and to direct them to any relevant agencies for further assistance".

It is due to open from Tuesday (April 13) and will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 1pm with specially trained police support volunteers on hand.

Bishop's Stortford police station on the corner of Windhill and Basbow Lane (45878239)
Bishop's Stortford police station on the corner of Windhill and Basbow Lane (45878239)

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Hunt said: "We’re really pleased that we’re able to open this facility to members of the public, thanks to the dedication of our fantastic police support volunteers.

"While the service will not be run as an operational front desk for reporting crime, it will provide an additional resource in the town and an opportunity for people to get face-to-face advice. It will also mean that operational police officers can continue to focus on front-line duties."

The facility will be fully compliant with the latest Covid-19 regulations.

You can continue to report crime and information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the force communications room via its online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via its untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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