Torrington is on the point of losing what is probably a unique distinction – its police station in the churchyard.
The Town Council’s General Purposes Committee were told last week that in reply to the Council’s inquiry the County Council had said that the police station and three police houses were now surplus to requirements.
Although the houses have been vacated the police have been awaiting arrival of office furniture before they can move into their new headquarters at Hatchmoor. There five houses have also been built.
At one time in its police history Torrington had an officer of the rank of Superintendent. For many years now it has been in the charge of a sergeant as part of the Bideford sub-division of the North Devon division based at Barnstaple.
The full article is dated 7 June 1968