A petition to save Wimbledon's police station now has over 3,000 signatures.

The campaign by Wimbledon Conservatives was launched in July, after the Mayor of London announced a public consultation into cutting front counters in police stations.

Sadiq Khan says reducing counters will save the Metropolitan Police £10 million. The Met needs to make a further £400 million of savings by 2021, as a result of demands by Government.

The front desk in Queen's Road, is the only 24/7 counter in Merton, and is one of 41 stations across London that face the chop if plans are finalised. The Mayor's office said just eight per cent of crimes across the city are reported to the desks, down from 22 per cent in 2006.

According to the Mayor's statistics, an average of 2.6 crimes were reported each day in May 2017 at the Wimbledon front desk, compared to 0.7 crimes reported over the same period at Mitcham station.

Under the plans, the Wimbledon town centre building will be sold and services moved to Mitcham.

Leader of Wimbledon Conservatives, Cllr Oonagh Moulton, says the campaign is widely supported by people in the borough and she hopes the petition can be presented to the Mayor of London when the consultation ends in October.

The petition can be signed online here.