Lancashire police boss and Home Secretary in political row over domestic violence

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

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Lancashire police bosses have reacted angrily after the Home Secretary sent the force a “generic” letter criticising how domestic abuse victims are looked after - despite the county’s response being rated among the best in the country.

The political row has erupted after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) issued a damning report last week which said thousands of people were at risk across the UK because of police failures.

But the HMIC singled out Lancashire Police for praise after it visited the constabulary in November as part of checks on all 43 forces in England Wales.

 

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