Crime boss has been re-elected

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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has begun his second term of office following the recent election.

The Commissioner said he will now look to continue the work of the last four years and focus on new pledges to keep Lancashire safe, provide efficient and effective policing in neighbourhoods and specialist areas, protect the most vulnerable and to continue to fight the Government on any further cuts to the Lancashire Police budget.

Mr Grunshaw said: “I and delighted and humbled that the people of Lancashire have again placed their faith in me to ensure Lancashire Constabulary builds on the excellent work it is doing and becomes the best force in the country.

“It is a vote of confidence in my work that I have once again been elected to office to serve a second term.” The Commissioner will now set to work consulting residents over a new Police and Crime Plan, which sets out his strategic priorities for the next four years, and continuing to improve police efficiency in order to deliver more than £16m in savings.

Mr Grunshaw said: “Emerging issues, such as cybercrime and human trafficking, mean the way Lancashire Police operates will continue to evolve in future. I am continuing to invest in the force to ensure we can meet this challenge and I will keep up the fight for fairer funding.”