'Cash for crash' group arrested

Police have arrested eleven people across Lancashire and Greater Manchester after an investigation into a "cash for crash" insurance scam.

Officers at Blackburn police station will interviewed the ten men and one woman who were all detained on suspicion of fraud.

Homes in Blackburn, Accrington, Bolton and Manchester were searched during the probe.

Kevin Evans, temporary chief inspector of Blackburn Police, revealed that insurance frauds across the country adds an average of £45 a year for every genuine insurance premium customer.

He said: "As a result of this investigation a number of addresses have been searched in both Lancashire and Greater Manchester resulting in a number of arrests for fraud related offences.

"Lancashire Constabulary is committed to reducing crime to make our communities safer and reduce the cost of crime to everyone."

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