Commander unveils �18million police base in Barking

Commander Jim Webster cuts the ribbon to an �18million super police station in Barking.

Fresh Wharf Station in Highbridge Road caters for nearly 500 officers including CID detectives and 999 patrols.

The 40,000 sq ft base also includes a state-of-the-art custody suite for 30 detainees.

Area Cdr Webster joined Barking and Dagenham Mayor Milton McKenzie - pictured right - and Barking and Dagenham police commander Matt Bell - far right - at the official unveiling on June 1.

Cdr Bell said: “The official opening marks the start of a more efficient policing and custody service for the people of Barking and Dagenham.”

The police station is not open to the public but victims of crime can go to Barking Police Station in Ripple Road or Dagenham Police Station in Rainham Road South.