Three police counters across Bromley borough have closed as part of cuts to funding.

Penge and Cator police counter, West Wickham counter and Copperfield House counter all closed.

Police from Penge and Cator tweeted: “Today marks the end of over a century of having a Metropolitan Police Service front counter in #Penge.

“We presented our fantastic SRO, Jane Purvis with the traditional "I love Penge" mug & wish her well at @MPSBromley as do all the lovely Penge Community.”

Police from West Wickham said: “Front counters at #WestWickham and #CopperfieldHouse will close on 14 December but more officers will be out on the streets of the Capital, keeping #Bromley safe.

“Your 24/7 front counter at #Bromley Police Station will remain open for you to speak to an officer face-to-face.”

The closures come after the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan confirmed plans to reduce the number of police front counters in London and save an additional £8 million.

Mr Khan’s office said the closures would help protect and support frontline policing as much as possible, and keep Londoners safe, in the face of Government cuts to police funding.

In November President of the Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association Clifford Longley spoke to News Shopper about the closures.

He said: “I guess the Metropolitan Police had no choice because of cuts in Government funding, but anything that reduces face to face contact between police officers and the general public is a step in the wrong direction, especially when the crime trends are upwards.”