Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a public consultation on plans to cut the number of police front counters in the capital.

Residents can have their say next month and find out in detail about the proposed changes.

Police front counter staff are the first point of contact for the public when they visit a police station.

They deal with callers' enquiries or ensure that they are passed to the most appropriate person or department. They also help officers with administrative duties.

The move, which could result in the closure of Teddington and Richmond front counters, is so the Mayor can put an additional £10 million into frontline policing in London’s communities.

Speaking in front of the London Assembly Policing Plenary in July, Mr Khan said: “The huge Government cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service mean we simply have no choice but to take measures like consulting on closing half of the front counters at police stations in London.

“I have repeatedly warned about this, while lobbying the government for fair funding. It is the only way we can protect the number of front line police officers in the capital.”

The event will give residents the opportunity to give their views and find out more about the proposed changes, including alternative ways to report crime.

Mayor’s Offfice for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) representative, Martin Tunstall will also be present.

The event will take place on Monday, September 18, at The Salon, York House, Twickenham.