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Police organisation raises concerns over "financial decision" to downgrade Perth custody suite

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which was revealed by the PA earlier this month, is financially motivated. There is unease over increased risks from more time spent travelling with a custody case to Dundee.Perth Custody Centre looks set to be reclassified as an ancillary centre rather than a primary centre as part of a criminal justice remodelling programme.The facility was first stepped down in March 2020 because of the pandemic.

This week Police Scotland confirmed to the Perthshire Advertiser that no one has been held overnight at Perth Police Station since then.

This is because Criminal Justice Services Division has been operating a COVID business continuity operating model at Perth Custody Centre.

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