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VIDEO: Demolition of former Worthing police station

THE former flag-ship symbol of the Sussex Constabulary is tumbling down.

Seventy years after it was first opened, Worthing's old police station in Union Place is being demolished to make way for future development.

The Herald has filmed parts of the demolition process.

Archive videos from the live streams can be seen at qik.com/worthingherald

Live streams are announced on the Herald's Twitter account at twitter.com/Worthing_Herald and on our Facebook profile www.facebook.com/worthing.news

Planners have twice turned down plans to build an eight-storey block of flats and ground-floor shops on the site.

Borough cabinet member Steve Waight, who is also a member of the Sussex Police Authority, told the Herald today (Wednesday, October 7) the authority had marketed the site for sale.

Speaking as a member of the police authority, Mr Waight said: "We thought we had a developer to purchase the site, but that fell through.

"It will take several years for the economy to recover and the site to be sold, and in the meantime, we will be looking at another option, such as car parking.

"We want to achieve the best returns for residents and council taxpayers."

When the police authority applied for temporary car parking permission last year, it said the facility would not be operated by NCP.

Keep an eye on this website for more video of the demolition.

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