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Crowds gather to get a glimpse of Doctor Who police box

Doctor Who enthusiasts gather round for Dorset Police's big reveal Credit: PCCDorset

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.

The police box is ready to be unveiled in Boscombe town centre Credit: PCCDorset

Dorset Police hope it will create a more visible police presence in the area and bring down the levels of crime.

People have gathered around the mysterious-looking police box ahead of its reveal Credit: PCCDorset
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Sussex MP gets apology from police

Sussex Police has been forced to apologise to an MP and former Government minister, after wrongly threatening him with prosecution. A Parliamentary committee had condemned Sussex Police for making a serious mistake.

Now Tim Loughton, the MP involved, has told us he's furious with the wasted time and costs of the police action. David Johns reports, speaking to Tim Loughton MP and Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.

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Police on the move

It's one of the things people often ask for from their police force - more bobbies on the beat. But a report on a trial of mobil police stations shows that they have been so poorly attended that sometimes - no one turned up at all.

Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes launched the scheme last summer, saying they would increase police visibility. And she insists the the programme is working. Nashreen Issa reports.

New Kent police chief - Full interview

Kent's new Chief Constable Alan Pughsley talks to Derek Johnson about the challenges of running a police force which has to find another £20 million in budget savings. The force has already shed 500 staff members in the face of public sector cuts.

We also spoke to people in Maidstone and put their views and concerns directly to Mr Pughsley.

Kent's new top cop pledges 'Quality policing'

Kent's new Chief Constable says ongoing cuts to the force will not impact on the quality of policing.

Chief Constable Alan Pughsley admits the loss of five hundred staff due to budget reductions will mean that not every crime victim will receive a visit from an officer - but he says that the police will continue to be efficient and pro-active.

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Safer streets and more bobbies on the beat - your messages to the new Chief Constable

Safer streets, a better relationship with young people, more bobbies on the beat and tackling drug crime.

Just a few of the things people on the streets of Maidstone told us they'd like the new chief constable of Kent to tackle as he takes up his new post. .

They've been talking with ITV Meridian's, Derek Johnson

"Lower-level crimes" will be handled by phone

Commissioner welcomes new chief constable

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