During the last five years Lancashire police have paid out more than £450,000 for claims of false imprisonment a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Lancashire Evening Post report:

Lancashire police paid out more than £450,000 in five years in compensation and costs following claims of false imprisonment made against the force.

It has had to pay out £213,310 in compensation and £240,812.33 in costs for 130 successful claims over that period of time.

In 2008 there were 24 proven cases with compensation totalling £45,395 and costs £83,144.48.

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