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Commissioner Backs Lancashire Police Campaign to Tackle Knife Crime

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner is backing Lancashire Constabulary’s work to tackle knife crime, at the start of a week of action. Operation Sceptre, running from 12th to 19th February 2018, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I fully support Lancashire Constabulary’s involvement in this […]

12 February, 2018

Commissioner backs crackdown on drink and drug driving campaign

More than 120 people were caught drink driving as part of Lancashire Police’s Christmas drink drive campaign. A total of 3,247 breath tests were administered across the county throughout December 2017, with 126 people failing the test or refusing to provide a specimen – resulting in a failure rate of 3.9% and a slight decrease compared to 2016. The December […]

23 January, 2018

Commissioner joins police to urge public to hand in guns during firearms surrender

People in Lancashire are being urged to hand in guns and ammunition as part of a nation-wide firearms surrender starting on 13 November 2017. The surrender will run for two weeks, during which weapons can be surrendered at six Lancashire Police stations – Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, Lancaster, Skelmersdale and Preston. During the last gun surrender in April 2016, 139 firearms […]

9 November, 2017

New image shows how divisional police HQ could look

A new image showing how the new divisional police headquarters in Blackpool could look has been unveiled by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw. The new police station on Clifton Road, which will serve the force’s West division, will replace the ageing Bonny Street building which is no longer fit for purpose. The new designs have been submitted to planners […]

2 August, 2016

Commissioner makes fresh appeal after arrests

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of historic sex offences after detectives investigating the murder of Blackpool schoolgirl Charlene Downes uncovered evidence identifying other potential victims of abuse. Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw made a fresh appeal for information following the arrests, which are not directly connected to the death of Charlene, who was 14 when she […]

27 June, 2016
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