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.
More top news
The request came after two Roma fans appeared in court charged in connection with an incident which left a Liverpool fan fighting for life.
Hundreds of runners will gather at Windermere tonight to run 3.7miles in memory of Matt Campbell.
77-year-old Derrick Cooper was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today for abusing two boys at Underley Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale.