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The former police station has been demolished.

The former police station has been demolished. - Credit: Su Anderson

Where once stood cells and a front desk, now stands nothing but a few craters and the odd piece of forgotten debris.

The demolition of Ipswich police station, which started earlier this summer is now almost complete.

In August, when the main section of the building came down, crowds gathered to watch contractors RG Carter at work.

The building, in Civic Drive, had been at the heart of policing in Ipswich since 1968 but was finally emptied last year when the last officers moved to the new police station in Museum Street.

Most of the staff who had worked had already transferred to the new joint police and county council offices in Landmark House on the north west corner of the town.

Now most of the debris has been cleared, the Ipswich Borough Council-owned site is likely to become a temporary car park – at least while the Crown Car Park is closed next year to have a new multi-storey park built.

Ultimately the site may be added to the neighbouring site that used to be home to the Civic Centre to create a larger redevelopment opportunity for new homes and specialist shops linked to the New Wolsey Theatre.

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