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Police: No plans to cut staff at Croydon custody centre

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THERE are no current plans to cut staff at Windmill Road custody centre, police have said. A well-placed source told the Advertiser that staff at the £17.3 million facility were informed last week of plans to cut two custody sergeants and change shift patterns. Croydon Police denied this was the case but said a London-wide review of custody services was currently being undertaken by the Met. A spokesman said: "There are no immediate plans to alter the staffing levels at our custody centre in Windmill Road. "However, the delivery of the custody function across all boroughs is currently being reviewed as part of the wider change programme within the Met and this is ongoing." The centre, which opened in April 2012, has recently been changed to include a public front counter as part of police station closures across the borough. Staffing pressures at Windmill Road are understood to be part of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the death of Rebecca Sessacar at her home in Duppas Hill Terrace last December.

Police: No plans to cut staff at Croydon custody centre


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