No police inquiry for former Colchester councillor

A CRIMINAL inquiry will not be held into allegations of bribery or misconduct in public office by a former Colchester councillor.

Senior officers reviewed evidence after a Sunday newspaper claimed peers had offered to take fees in return for proposing amendments to Bills in the House of Lords.

The accused included Lord Truscott, 49, who, as Peter Truscott, was Labour’s political organiser in Colchester from 1986 to 1989 and represented St Andrew’s on Colchester Council from 1988 until 1992.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement last night that Assistant Commissioner John Yates decided not to proceed as it was unclear how the law should apply and it would be difficult to gather evidence.

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8:40am Thu 12 Feb 09

guyfawkes999 says...

No is surprised any more when politicans (escepecialy Labour politicans)avoid criminal prosecution.

People are getting very fed up with it and a massive backlash is looming.

It will be very interesting to see what happens at next June's county council, European and hopefully General eclections.

The Tories should think that they are going to waltz into government.

People are fed up with the Lib-Lab-Con parties and I believe that Independents, Greens and even the BNP will make an impact at these elections.
No is surprised any more when politicans (escepecialy Labour politicans)avoid criminal prosecution. People are getting very fed up with it and a massive backlash is looming. It will be very interesting to see what happens at next June's county council, European and hopefully General eclections. The Tories should think that they are going to waltz into government. People are fed up with the Lib-Lab-Con parties and I believe that Independents, Greens and even the BNP will make an impact at these elections. guyfawkes999
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