The BBC reports that Clive Grunshaw, Labour’s Lancashire police and crime commissioner is to be investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service.

It says:

The claims under investigation were made when Clive Grunshaw was a county councillor and police authority member, before he became PCC in November.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been probing complaints by a former councillor.

The case has been referred to the CPS for a decision on whether to prosecute.

Labour PCC Mr Grunshaw denies wilfully submitting claims he knew to be untrue.

As I reported last year Mr Grunshaw faces having to explain making duplicate claims for expenses from Fleetwood to Preston for meetings of the Police Authority and Lancashire County Council which were taking place one after another.

I understand that under the rules he didn’t have to submit receipts but was required to retain them. If he can’t produce them he should resign. Leaving the whole saga to drag on is hardly in the public interest.

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