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Councillor under police investigation after offensive tweet
10:08am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A FORMER council chairman is being investigated by police after making inappropriate comments about immigration on Twitter.
Danny Mayzes, who represents the Clacton Rush Green ward on Tendring Council, was suspended from the Conservative Group last night, Wednesday October 16, pending the outcome of the investigation.
It comes after 26-year-old Mr Mayzes sent a tweet while watching ultra-violent movie Machete, which he has insisted was a joke, saying: "Am watching Machete - now that's how you deal with immigration issues lol".
A statement released after the group's meeting said the group’s position will be reviewed when those investigations have reached a conclusion.
Group Leader Peter Halliday said: “Given the involvement of the police it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage.”
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