Professor fighting to save police stations from closing has loses high court battle

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Professor fighting to save police stations from closing has loses high court battle

A university lecturer who was attacked in South London has lost a high court challenge to save dozens of police stations in the capital from closing. 

Paul Kohler convinced judges against the closure of Wimbledon's station, saying he would not have survived his attack if it wasn't for local police.

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said:
The decision to close the counters is as a direct result of government cuts to the police budget since 2010... The money saved from closing the front counters will instead be used to protect frontline policing as much as possible. On just one point, the court has required MOPAC to reconsider the closure of Wimbledon police station and MOPAC will do this in due course.

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