Newport police station.
NEWPORT will have a new police station in the next two to three years, according to Hampshire and Isle of Wight police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes.
The new building, to be known as a police investigation centre, will either be on the existing site opposite County Hall or in a new location in the town.
The scheme was revealed to the County Press by Mr Hayes, and is part of a project to reduce the police buildings maintenance bill in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from £20 million a year to just £5 million over the next four years.
The new centre will have a custody suite and offices for police work, although it has not been decided which units would operate from it.
"It could be on the current site, or elsewhere. It will depend on what is available and what it would cost," he said.
For more on this story, please see the current edition of the Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, February 21.