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Line of Duty star opens Notts new HQ

Actress Vicky McClure, otherwise known as Detective Inspector Kate Fleming, officially opened Nottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire HQ.

Vicky McClure met Nottinghamshire’s own ‘AC-12’ and was given a guided tour of the Nottinghamshire’s professional standards department as well as the control room, digital forensics and operational support before cutting the ribbon to officially open the new HQ.

The £18.5m three-storey blue light facility will be shared between the police and fire services. It contains shared office space, a training school, conference rooms and a new control room among other facilities.

Meanwhile, the canteen will continue to be run by social enterprise Pulp Friction – who work to support people with learning disabilities.

Most staff have now moved over from the old HQ.

Vicky McClure with some of Nottinghamshire's officers

Construction began in the summer of 2020 and forms part of a wider project to improve on the original 1970s-built complex.

Other key developments include the addition of a new access road and the installation of an outdoor exercise trail for staff.

There is also a joint memorial garden dedicated to staff from fire and the police who have died in service.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “I was delighted to welcome Vicky and Jonny Owen (fiancé) to our joint headquarters and am extremely grateful to them for officially opening our new building.

“We have a lot of Line of Duty fans in the force and it was nice to be able to reward their hard work with today’s visit.

“We’re really proud of our new building and how we are working together with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to better serve the public and also save money.

“It’s a project Vicky could relate to given AC-12 underwent its own merger last year. She also knows a thing or two about ‘bent coppers’ and I’m pleased to report she did not have any concerns after meeting our officers and staff!”

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