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