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Month: March 2015

2.2 Million home office innovation bid

The Home Office has announced £2.2m of extra funding for Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver an innovative Early Action programme aimed at fighting crime and tackling re-offending across the county. Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and Lancashire Constabulary submitted a bid for funding from the Home Office earlier this year. The successful bid will see a range of initiatives […]

27 March, 2015

Commissioner meets royal visitor

STAFF at Lancashire Constabulary were paid a royal visit from the Earl of Wessex yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 24 March). HRH Prince Edward arrived by helicopter at the force’s headquarters in Hutton to formally open its Force Control Room. He was taken on a tour around the control room before unveiling a commemorative plaque to mark its opening. Chief Superintendent Sarah […]

25 March, 2015

Award winning drama highlights impact of domestic abuse

A GROUND-breaking drama tackling the issue of domestic abuse and its impact on children is set to be performed in Lancashire thanks to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Clive Grunshaw has given Certain Curtain Theatre Company £2,200 from his Community Action Fund to fund their powerful play, “Mockingbird High”, which is set to be performed at Morecambe Bay Primary […]

Plans to relocate Accrington Police station announced

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has announced plans to relocate Accrington's Police Station to newly converted town centre premises later this year. The plans mean police will be based at former retail premises at 8/10 Broadway in the town centre providing a visible police presence and helping to revive the area. The current station in Spring Gardens, Accrington is just [...]

10 March, 2015

Thousands awarded to help Lancashire domestic abuse victims

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of grant money is set to transform accommodation for domestic abuse victims, improve the lives of children in refuges and support victims to recover thanks to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Clive Grunshaw has allocated more than £300,000 to projects county-wide, after successfully bidding to bring the cash to Lancashire from the Ministry of Justice. And […]

9 March, 2015

Drugs gang sentenced to more than 80 years behind bars

Eleven members of a Preston-based drugs gang have been sentenced to a total of 82 years and 11 months imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The gang was charged as part of Operation Fez, a Lancashire Police investigation into the large scale supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Preston. The gang used Avenham Park to stash drugs [...]

1 March, 2015
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