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They disappeared from our streets in the late sixties, although a certain Time Lord has continued to make use of one for his travels. Today, a 21st century police box was unveiled in the main shopping precinct at Boscombe in Dorset.
The police hope it will reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. But, as Martin Dowse reports, the launch felt rather more like a Dr Who convention.
Dorset Police have unveiled a new police box that resembles the time-travelling tardis used in Doctor Who.
The box has been revealed in Boscombe town centre today to crowds of people and police hope its 'magical' design will help raise police presence in the area.
A police box with a twist has been revealed in Dorset today.
The Tardis-style police box has been made to resemble the iconic time-travelling machine in Doctor Who.
Dorset Police hope it will create a more visible police presence in the area and bring down the levels of crime.