he Mayor of Liverpool has been suspended from the Labour Celebration after he was arrested in reference to a fraud probe into constructing offers within the metropolis, sources have stated.
Joe Anderson, 62, has been taken to a police station for questioning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation.
Merseyside Police stated 5 males had been arrested on Friday as a part of an investigation into constructing and improvement contracts in Liverpool.
It’s understood the mayor has been suspended from the Labour Celebration following his arrest.
A 62-year-old man, from Previous Swan in Liverpool, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation, police stated.
A 33-year-old man from West Derby, Liverpool, and a 46-year-old man, from Ainsdale in Southport, are suspected of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation.
A 25-year-old man from Ormskirk, Lancashire, and a 72-year-old man from Aigburth in Liverpool have been additionally detained on suspicion of witness intimidation.
Liverpool Metropolis Council didn’t deny that the mayor had been arrested, merely saying in an announcement: “Liverpool Metropolis Council is co-operating with Merseyside Police in relation to its ongoing investigation.
“We don’t touch upon issues regarding people.”
Mr Anderson was elected mayor of Liverpool in 2012, having been on the council since 1998.
The daddy-of-four was within the Service provider Navy and labored as a social employee earlier than taking over the position.
He stood to turn out to be the Labour nomination for metro mayor of the Liverpool Metropolis Area in 2016 however was crushed by the then Walton MP Steve Rotheram, who at the moment holds the put up…