Lancashire Police announce scale of budget cuts

Lancashire Police Headquarters at Hutton Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Lancashire police chiefs say they're to cut 73 million pounds from their budgets.

The force will cut a further 200 officers and 550 staff over the next four years. It means a total of 1250 staff will lose their jobs.

Lancashire's Chief Constable also said the force would reduce from six divisions down to three.


Cuts at Lancashire Police

Lancashire police chiefs are holding a briefing on the force's finances this afternoon. There have already been warnings that front-line police staff are facing greater cuts than in most other forces across the country.