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Police Announce Inquiry Office Closures (from This Is Wiltshire)

POLICE inquiry offices in west and north Wiltshire towns are closing to the public.

It means people living in Warminster, Westbury. Bradford on Avon and Corsham will not be able to walk into their local police stations to report crimes or speak to officers.

A statement released by Chief Supt Kirby said: "To enable us to offer consistent and reliable opening hours to the public and be able to afford our inquiry office staff with support which they deserve, we have decided to temporarily close a number of inquiry office facilities.

Well I suppose that being always shut is offering "consistent and reliable opening hours".

And I thought it should be Enquiry not Inquiry - according to AskOxford: What is the distinction between enquire and inquire?
The traditional distinction between enquire and inquire is that enquire is to be used for general senses of 'ask', while inquire is reserved for uses meaning 'make a formal investigation'. In practice, however, enquire (and enquiry) is more common in British English while inquire (and inquiry) is more common in US English, but otherwise there is little discernible distinction in the way the words are used.

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Why don't they just stay at home and save all of us a lot of inconvenience?
Druggies can get on selling drugs, can drive as fast as I like, let muggers roam wild and let me shoot one when he tries it, far better policy.

The police station at Corsham is closing but what will Inspector Barnaby do??? Could this be the end for Midsommer Murders?? Dan-da-dah

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