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The Policing Minister has rejected Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s pleas for extra funding to police fracking protests. The news means Lancashire Constabulary will have to pay at least £2.6m to police the protests before the can have the chance to apply for additional help. Clive Grunshaw said: “Lancashire Police are faced with an ever rising bill to police the […]

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Police forces cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies. According to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase the pressure on them. The annual State of Policing report draws attention to material pressures on police forces in England and Wales, which put […]

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