UNIVERSITY students are being urged to head to the cells and volunteer by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Clive Grunshaw wants to recruit more Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) for custody suites.

The commissioner is keen to hear from students and residents and workers who would be interested in volunteering across Lancashire, and is holding a recruitment event at Lancaster University on Thursday.

Prospective volunteers will have the chance to meet with current ICVs and representatives from the commissioner's office.

Mr Grunshaw said: “Independent Custody Visitors play a vital role on behalf of myself at custody suites across Lancashire.

“They have responsibility for checking the welfare of detainees during unannounced visits.

“It is only right standards should be independently checked, and the ICVs provide reassurance for all residents that the welfare of detainees is monitored.”

For more information call 01772 533468.