Two police stations fail to sell at auction

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North Yorkshire’s crime commissioner said last night she would listen to any post-auction offers after two police stations put up for sale failed to sell at auction.

Bosses at North Yorkshire Police had hoped to raise more than £2m from the sale but bids did not meet the reserve prices of £1.9m for Harrogate and £450,000 for Helmsley.

Yesterday, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “There is always a potential for ‘post auction’ offers via the auction house and these would be considered should they arise.”

She said there had been no cost to North Yorkshire Police or the crime commissioner to put the two properties in the auction. Harrogate Borough Council had planned to build new offices on the site but that had to be aborted after it was announced the building had been listed.