Lancashire

Space Centre in Preston: Arrest over charity fraud

The Space Centre
The Space Centre in Preston thought it had secured £800,000 of grants, only to find they never existed

A woman has been arrested over an alleged fraud at a charity for disabled people in Lancashire.

Police said a 51-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of fraud in Scotland on Thursday, and is being questioned by officers in Preston.

The Space Centre in Ashton thought it had secured £800,000 in grants, only to find they never existed.

About 200 groups a month use the centre's facilities, which include multi-sensory areas.

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