PEWSEY and Calne police stations are the latest to be closed by Wiltshire Police.

Police and crime commissioner Angus Macpherson said the two stations would shut in January next year.

Calne officers will use the town's leisure centre as a "touchdown point". Pewsey officers will use The Vale community campus as their base.

The two police stations follow Marlborough's station onto the list of those being sold off by the force. Swindon's town centre policing point was axed in 2015.

Mr Macpherson said: "I am seeking to reduce the cost of the Wiltshire Police estate by 20 per cent by 2021. Every pound we save on running our estate is a pound I will not have to save from policing.

“Whilst I understand there might be a perception that the closure of a police building means that local people will have less access to police officers and PCSOs, the reality is very different.

“Visible officers out in the community and with the ability to respond quickly when needed is what keeps people safe, not buildings."