Police investigating an alleged "crash-for-cash" insurance scam have arrested 11 people across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
The 10 men and one women, who were all held on suspicion of fraud, are to questioned by officers at Blackburn police station .
Homes in Blackburn, Accrington, Bolton and Manchester have also been searched.
Temporary Chief Inspector Kevin Evans, of Blackburn Police, estimated that frauds of this type cost up to £45 a year for every genuine insurance premium customer across the country.
He said: "As a result of this investigation a number of addresses have been searched in both Lancashire and Greater Manchester resulting in a number of arrests for fraud related offences.
"Lancashire Constabulary is committed to reducing crime to make our communities safer and reduce the cost of crime to everyone."
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