Cops sell HQ to save cash
CASH-strapped cops are selling their famous HQ as part of cutbacks.
New Scotland Yard is up for sale as the Metropolitan Police faces making cuts of more than £500 million.
Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said they hope to save around £6.5 million a year by moving to a smaller HQ.
Plans to close another five police stations have been approved and there are proposals to shut 61 “front counter” services.
New Scotland Yard has been in its current location since 1967 but would take an investment of around £50 million to bring it up to scratch.
Mr Mackey added: “It’s an expensive building to run and it’s going to have space in it we don’t need. In central London that’s an expensive luxury.”