29 Aug '12, 10am

#Police station closures - The reality for many. #gloucester

#Police station closures - The reality for many. #gloucester

WHEN Barbara Raven found a handbag in a Tewkesbury street, she automatically thought of taking it to the town's police station. But the disabled pensioner decided against it because she couldn't face a trip on her mobility scooter to the new out-of-town station. ​ unhappy: Barbara and David Raven outside the old police station in Barton Street, Tewkesbury She and her husband, David, said the incident showed how difficult it has become for elderly or disabled people, who have not got a car, to get to their nearest police point. The couple live in Newlands Place, and a trip to the old Barton Street station used to take them just five minutes. Now they said it would take considerably longer to get to the borough council offices, where the police moved to at the end of last month. Mrs Raven said: "I found the handbag in the market. It was a good leather one. "It looked to me l...

Full article: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Handbag-opens-poli...

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