Harry Davis, of campaign group The TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Residents will always appreciate a police presence, but it would seem that these so-called popup cop shops
are seriously failing to deliver value for money."
Scotland's police forces are setting up their own virtual reality cop shops
for victims to report non-urgent crimes.
But if they do form picket lines outside cop shops I hope sacked miners reciprocate the support they received back in the 80s from the boys in blue.
By bussing themselves to those cop shops, wading in to the lines of strikers with truncheons and beating senseless any militant copper who stands his ground.
Cash-strapped police chiefs plan to sell cop shops to developers rather than spend money doing them up.
Based on the number of Met cop shops under threat, it could mean the loss of 1,340 police stations in British cities.
What was the point of having little cop shops everywhere with a desk sergeant twiddling his thumbs at the main desk?
There have been occasional calls from local councillors for the return of the local cop shop. But like high street banks, those Victorian and Edwardian structures, with their ironed-doored and solid brick cells,have been converted into trendy wine bars .
Now Prescot police plan similar cop shops
on the retail park, in schools and town centre.
On the way they went to two more cop shops
also closed for New Year.
Without the fetish for forensics of CSI or The Bill's unfeasibly high quota of snogging and exploding cop shops
, this is your basic police procedural with a new dead body to prod each week.