Police presence stepped up in Peterborough as voters head to polling stations

Police patrols have been stepped up in Peterborough to prevent any offences connected to elections in the city.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 4:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 5:17 pm
Police at a polling station in Peterborough

With thousands of people set to attend polling stations to vote for city councillors and for a new police and crime commissioner, there has been a large police presence to deter electoral malpractice.

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A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said; “We increased the presence of police officers across the city today with officers stationed at polling stations and roving patrols across the city.”

The spokeswoman said there had been no calls received by police in connection with the election. A Peterborough City Council spokesman also confirmed they had not been alerted to any concerns surrounding today’s vote.