The decision to close a Wimbledon police station has been quashed but the closure of 36 other local stations in London will still close.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan last year confirmed the closure of 37 police stations in London, leaving just one 24-hour police station open to the public in every borough.

These stations include: Barnet police station; Hornsey and Wood Green police stations in Haringey; Barkingside police station in Redbridge and Walthamstow Town Centre police station.

But Paul Kohler, a 59 year-old legal academic at SOAS university, who was the victim of a violent attack at his home in Wimbledon in 2014, made a legal challenge to the decision.

Mr Kohler suffered a fractured eye socket, broken nose and severe internal bleeding in the assault and believes he only survived because police officers were able to get to his house from the local station in Wimbledon within eight minutes of the 999-call made by his daughter.

Mr Kohler was victorious in his legal challenge today with the High Court quashing the decision by Mr Khan to close his local station in Wimbledon which they ruled “unlawful”.

He said he was “delighted” by the court's decision.

But this still means that the other police stations in the capital face closure.

Mr Kohler added: “In the circumstances, especially after yesterday’s news detailing the increase in crime, particularly violent crime, across the capital, I hope the Mayor of London will take this opportunity to consider the matter afresh and revisit his decision to close all 37 police stations.”

In today’s judgment, Lord Justice Lindblom and Mr Justice Lewis said that the consultation document which was used to inform the Mr Khan’s decision to close 37 police stations was “unsatisfactory”.

He said: “The internal documents prepared for meetings had omissions and contained errors. The summary of the consultation responses was not adequate. That is all the more surprising given the importance of the issue –policing and public safety in London.”

In the case of the Wimbledon police station the judge said that the consultation failed to properly consider the submission of the Merton Liberal Democrats.

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “In large part the court has agreed that the decision, forced on MOPAC, to close 36 front counters in order to save an additional £8m a year is lawful. The decision to close the counters is as a direct result of government cuts to the police budget since 2010, which has contributed to officer numbers dropping below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years. The money saved from closing the front counters will instead be used to protect frontline policing as much as possible.