Prime Minister urged to give Lancashire more police officers

Our Police and Crime Commissioner has asked for a meeting with Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister is being asked to make sure Lancashire gets the extra police officers it needs.

Boris Johnson has promised an extra 20,000 officers across the country.

Now Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has asked him for a meeting to see if he'll give the county 750 officers, to replace those who have been lost since 2010.

The letter was also copied to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Chair, Katy Bourne.

Clive Grunshaw, said:

"I am calling on Boris Johnson and the Government to match our ambition in Lancashire and replace the 750 officers lost since 2010.

"Despite Boris Johnson promising to deliver 20,000 officers across the country, he has yet to provide us with any details about where these officers will be and it is my understanding that a decision will be made before the end of August.

"I have asked for a meeting with the Prime Minister to understand the journey that Lancashire Constabulary has taken since the introduction of austerity in 2010 so that he can bear this in mind when coming to any final decisions.

"I am standing up for Lancashire and want to make sure that any allocation of officers is fair and appropriately funded".

More from Local

  • Blackpool man arrested as part of Operation Venetic

    A Blackpool man has been arrested as part of Lancashire Constabulary’s work on Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement’s takedown of a bespoke encrypted global communication service used exclusively by criminals.

  • Play your part for The Grand Theatre!

    Blackpool Grand Theatre closed its doors on Tuesday 17 March 2020 approaching over 100 days of closure, one of the longest in its incredible history. While other businesses slowly open it will be some time before Blackpool’s Grand can join that group, it calls on the local community to #PlayYourPart in helping the theatre recover.

  • Pots of Kindness project tackles isolation and loneliness in Blackpool

    A group of community volunteers has been working in partnership with Blackpool Coastal Housing to tackle loneliness by creating and sharing colourful plant and flower arrangements.

Cover art for Thinking Of You

On Air

Alex Lester playing Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You