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Conservative Councillor in Wrexham suspended by Party & leaves Group after arrest over ‘alleged incident at address in Brymbo’

Brymbo Councillor Paul Rogers has been suspended by the Conservatives due to an investigation by police over an ‘allegation’.

Yesterday the listing for Cllr Rogers on the Wrexham Council website moved his political grouping from the Conservatives to ‘Non-Aligned’, and all councillors were notified of the change.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Conservatives said this morning: “We are aware of an allegation that has been made against a councillor in North Wales which is being investigated by the police. We can confirm the councillor in question has been suspended.”

North Wales Police told us yesterday: “A 33 year old local man has been arrested following an alleged incident at address in Brymbo on September 4 and has been released under investigation.”

“As the investigation is at an early stage and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Leader of the local Conservative Group on Wrexham Council, Cllr Hugh Jones, declined to comment.

Wrexham Council directed queries on both the allegation, and reasoning regarding the group change, to Cllr Rogers himself.

Early yesterday evening we posed several questions to Cllr Rogers, and as of yet have had no reply.

Cllr Rogers attended yesterday’s Scrutiny meeting, and going by his active twitter account, attended the Brymbo Community Council meeting on Tuesday.

Earlier this year Cllr Rogers announced he was stepping down from his role as Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-poverty on the Council’s Executive Board, a position he had held since May 2017.

 

 

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