Police investigations into Cheshire East Council
Three police investigations have begun into Cheshire East Council after counciles were raised over falsified air quality data, land purchases and a school grant.
The council investigated matters dating from 2012 and reported the issues to police who said there were “sufficient rounds” for a criminal probe. Deputy leader David Brown stood down as a result of the investigation.
Congleton ward councillor Mr Brown said he was “surprised” the police were investigating, adding: “I am sure personally there was no criminality when I was involved.”
Council leader Rachel Bailey said: “It is vital that these serious matters are dealt with fully and that if there has been any wrongdoing it is exposed.
“We will ensure that council services continue to be delivered to the high standards that residents have come to expect.”