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BNP's Liverpool mayor candidate Mike Whitby arrested on suspicion of electoral fraud following LIVERPOOL ECHO investigation
THE BNP’s Liverpool mayor candidate was arrested at his North Wales home on suspicion of electoral fraud – following an ECHO investigation.
Police broke down Mike Whitby’s front door today after he refused to cooperate for six hours.
He was questioned at a police station in Wrexham on suspicion of making false statements and faking signatures on nomination election papers - an offence under Section 65A of the Representation of the People Act.
The ECHO alerted police after several Wavertree residents living in three neighbouring streets told our reporter they did not support Mr Whitby even though he claimed they had. Under electoral law, a candidate must gather a proposer, seconder and 28 other signatures from electors in order to be eligible to stand as mayor.
Detective Superintendent Martin Andrew said: “Following an allegation that nomination forms for the mayoral elections had been fraudulently filled in, a police investigation was launched. “Officers conducted extensive enquiries in the Wavertree area of Liverpool over the weekend and interviewed a significant number of people. “Following those enquiries and after taking advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, Merseyside police officers attended an address in the Wrexham area of North Wales at 7.30am today (April 30) to speak to the homeowner about the allegations. “My officers made repeated attempts to speak to the occupant and, at around 1.30pm today, they arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of making false statements and faking signatures on nomination election papers - an offence under Section 65A of the Representation of the People Act. “The man was taken to a police station in Wrexham where he was interviewed about the allegations.
He currently remains in police custody.” Read More http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/04/30/bnp-s-liverpool-mayor-candidate-mike-whitby-arrested-on-suspicion-of-electoral-fraud-following-echo-investigation-100252-30872806/#ixzz1tYCMw7wf
NWN: Was there any need for smashing in his front door ? This is appalling . Who the hell do the Police think they are here, the KGB ? We have no time for crook Griffin and his fan club but this issue is much more than is necessary for a dispute over nomination forms.
We at NWN have never yet heard of any Asian doors being smashed down when they get up to their 'annual vote rigging exercises' at elections. We wonder why ?