Police commissioner takes to the streets of Burnley

MEET AND GREET: Burnley resident David Tierney speaks to Clive Grunshaw during a tour of the county with PCSOs Des Wrest and Chris Jackson.
MEET AND GREET: Burnley resident David Tierney speaks to Clive Grunshaw during a tour of the county with PCSOs Des Wrest and Chris Jackson.

LANCASHIRE’S first Police and Crime Commissioner heard the views of Burnley residents on crime during his first visit to the town.

Clive Grunshaw, who was the successful Labour candidate for the new post, also spoke to the Burnley Express about his experiences in the high-profile job so far.

The Commissioner is currently touring the county looking for people’s views on the new role and on crime and policing in Lancashire.

He said: “The roadshow has been excellent so far and Burnley was no different. A lot of people came up and told me their concerns. There seemed to be a particular concern in Burnley of drinking on the streets, involving young and old people. The anti-social behaviour that goes with this was also a worry and I will be working with closely with Burnley Council and other partners to help tackle this.”

See Tuesday’s Express for the full Clive Grunshaw interview.