Police probe Blackpool Transport hardship fund theft

Allegations that thousands of pounds have been stolen from Blackpool Transport's staff benevolence fund are being investigated by police.

Lancashire Police were contacted after union officials discovered that £10,000 was missing from the hardship fund.

A police spokesman said the investigation was "still in its very early stages".

Blackpool Transport said the scheme was funded by workers themselves and had nothing to do with the company.

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