THE police and crime commissioner has spent a morning in the cells to see first-hand the work being done by the county's Independent Custody Visitors.

Dozens of volunteers across the county give up their time to be ICVs and report back to Clive Grunshaw on the health and welfare of the people there.

Mr Grunshaw said: “I am extremely appreciative of the vital role being played by ICVs in Lancashire.

“The work they do is not talked about enough, because they are extremely important when it comes to reassuring everyone those in custody in Lancashire are being treated fairly.”

ICVs pay unannounced visits to custody suites in pairs to check on the welfare of those being held there.