Lancashire Police budget cuts

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Chief Con Lancs - "the scale and the pace if the cuts is frightening." #lancspolice face tens of millions more in budget cuts.

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#lancspolice will lose 25% of their budget by 2017 totalling over £73 million. The force faces the most radical charges on over 30 years.

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By 2017 there will be 700 fewer police officers in Lancashire and 550 fewer police staff.

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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.