1. ITV Report

Disagreement over plans to merge control rooms in Norfolk and Suffolk

Suffolk Police control room. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

The police and crime commissioners for Norfolk and Suffolk are on a collision course over plans to merge the forces' control rooms.

Today public consultations have started in Suffolk, which could lose its control room if a decision is made to combine the two at a single site in Norfolk.

The proposals face opposition from Ipswich MP Ben Gummer, who says the control room should remain local.

But Suffolk's Chief Constable says there is a good business case for moving it and believes Suffolk residents would be well protected by the new arrangement.

Malcolm Robertson has this report.