Stoke on Trent Elected Mayor (Lab) arrested
Friday, March 06, 2009, 09:40
ELECTED mayor Mark Meredith was today arrested in connection with the police inquiry into alleged corruption at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
He was picked up by detectives from Staffordshire Police's major investigations department this morning.
His arrest comes exactly a week after councillor Roger Ibbs was arrested on suspicion of corruption in public office.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said today that a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office and complicity in corruption in public office.
He has been taken to an unnamed police station in the county for questioning.
The spokesman said: "In December, Stoke-on-Trent City Council referred a matter to Staffordshire Police following an internal inquiry that may indicate criminal offences.
"The force's major investigations
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