Statement: Proposed closure of Solihull Police Station

I am deeply concerned by the proposals which would see Solihull’s police station close at a time when the Government has provided police forces across the country with an additional £450 million in funding. In seeking to close our local station, Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner has taken an unnecessary and detrimental decision - whilst at the same time increasing spending on back office staff by £10 million.

I will ensure that the importance of Solihull’s police station is raised with the Police and Crime Commissioner, and that the concerns of residents are heard.