Wembley Police Station's front counter is being closed for refurbishment - meaning people wanting to report problems to officers must go elsewhere.

The front counter at the Harrow Road station closed today (May 7) and is due to reopen at 11am on June 11. 

The Metropolitan Police is advising people needing help or support to use the 24-hour front counter at South Harrow Police Station, which has now reopened after its own refurbishment works.

Scotland Yard says the Wembley station is an important site but the building is in need of refurbishment.

It says officers and staff will remain in contact with the public and partners throughout the refurbishment process.

Detective Superintendent Will Lexton-Jones said: “The front counter at Wembley Police Station is being refurbished to ensure it is up to date and features the facilities and equipment staff need to provide the best possible service to the local community.

"After a temporary period of closure, the front counter will reopen and will be much improved."

The Met says its top priority is ensuring members of the public can access the help they need and there are a range of ways for the public to contact the police, including online via its website www.met.police.uk, on the phone via 101 or 999 in the case of an emergency.

Alternatively people can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.