Leytonstone, London: Police station occupied

Squatters have moved into a former police station, it has been confirmed. Yesterday, police received a report that the old Leytonstone police station, in Kirkdale Road, haad been occupied. The station was closed on October 23 and has been boarded up and empty since.

Police confirmed the property services department of the Metropolitan Police is managing the return of the property to the freeholder. Police are currently guarding the building and the squatters are believed to still be inside.

Since closing the station last month, the Leytonstone policing team has been based at Leyton Custody Centre, in Boreham Close, Leyton.

Snippets from This Is London