Police chief file delivered

Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

The Crown Prosecution Service have received the file prepared by the Independent Police complaints Commission about Clive Grunshaw’s expense claims.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner was the subject of a nine-month IPCC investigation over claims around his expenses. He is accused of claiming £1,550 in car and subsistence allowances while also “double claiming” a number of journeys between his home in Fleetwood and Preston.

Mr Grunshaw, who vigorously denies the claims, has now been suspended from the Labour Party.

A CPS spokesman said: “The CPS is not yet in a position to consider whether criminal charges should be brought in relation to the allegations against Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

“We have received the report of the IPCC’s investigation and await the full file of evidence from them before a review of the case can be carried out.

“Only once all the relevant evidence is passed to us will we be able to consider if charges should be brought.”