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.”

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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.

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