Crime up after cuts - police chief

The loss of hundreds of police officers in Lancashire has contributed to an increase in crime, says a senior police officer.

Acting Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary Chris Weigh said Government-imposed public sector cuts were a factor in a rise in particular offences, although crime as a whole remained "historically low" in the county.

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Police Chief says crime up after cuts

The loss of hundreds of police officers in Lancashire has contributed to an increase in crime, says a senior police officer.