'House party fights' and domestic abuse see rise in police demand in Lancashire

Holiday-related crimes such as assault and domestic abuse, as well as reports of people in crisis, have spiked in Lancashire in recent days.

Friday, 1st January 2021, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 1st January 2021, 12:22 pm
Increase in police demand in Lancashire

Lancashire police is experiencing increased demand due to the reports, which include fights at house parties - despite the county being in Tier 4 lockdown.

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Lancashire detective chief constable Terry Woods said: "Demand now increasing. Themes: assaults, house party fights, sadly domestic abuse, and people reaching crisis.I spent strike of midnight on foot with cops searching for a high risk missing person. Just resuming from assisting with the arrest of a violent drink driver."