HUNDREDS of unpaid special constables have been praised by their boss for delivering 125,000 hours of service over the last year - equivalent to more than £2.5 million pounds of policing.

During 2013, Lancashire’s 459 Special Constables seized 2,874 litres of alcohol from under-age drinkers, made 2,059 checks of licensed premises, responded to 1,300 crime inquiries, made 1,013 ‘reassurance visits’ and seized 13 vehicles.