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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