Lancashire PCC expenses complaint referred to police watchdog

A formal complaint has been made against Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, over his expenses.

The complaint has now been referred the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

"Every expense claim I have made has been genuinely intentioned and related to my ward and Police Authority duties, so far as I was aware.

"At no point have I wilfully submitted claims which I know to be untrue.

"These allegations of discrepancies, regarding alleged overlaps in my expenses claims, were presented to me on Friday evening.

"I have requested that a full investigation is launched into these allegations.

"I welcome this and will comply fully with the investigative process."

– Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire