VIDEO: Opening of newly refurbished custody suite at Boston Police Station

Lincolnshire’s Chief constable Neil Rhodes and police and crime commissioner Alan Hardwick officially opened the newly refurbished custody suite at Boston Police Station this morning (Thursday).

The senior officials praised the £474,000 investment which is built ‘modularly’, which means it can be copied by others.

Chief constable Neil Rhodes with PCC Alan Hardwick opening Boston Custody Suite. DJ

Chief constable Neil Rhodes with PCC Alan Hardwick opening Boston Custody Suite. DJ

It will provide an extra four cells and will officially come into use on Monday in advance of the Spalding Flower Parade and Boston Mayfair.

Mr Rhodes said ‘minor miracles’ had been worked on the facilities while Alan Hardwick told the Standard that the work was long overdue but that he hoped it would provide inspiration for custody suites all over the country.

They added that the next step was to look at how to improve the rest of the police station for the staff as well as those brought into custody.

For more see the video above and read next week’s Boston Standard.