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Potholes cause £14,000 bill for Cheshire Police

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Cheshire Police say they've had to repair over £14,000 worth of damage to patrol vehicles because of potholes.

Figures revealed in a freedom of information request show 23 vehicles were damaged since 2015, with most of the damage coming in 2016.

Incidents included damage to wheels and bumpers, broken springs and punctured tyres.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service reported damage to one of its cars this year.

The Department for Transport says it is providing councils in England with more than £6bn to help improve the condition of roads.

In May, the AA said the total estimated bill for potholes damaging vehicles of UK motorists was more than £4.2m so far this year