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Third person bailed after arrest over expenses 'leak' claims

A 54 year old man has been released on bail, after being arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into leaked details about trips taken by Cumbria's Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes in a chauffeur-driven car.

The man, who is not an employee of Cumbria Police, was questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following a raid at a house in Penrith yesterday. A 47 year old man and 50 year old woman, who are both police staff, were arrested on 10th April as part of an internal investigation.

They were questioned on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office. Both have been released on bail. Labour MP Jamie Reed is calling for the Home Secretary to intervene while Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron described the arrests as a 'threat to free speech'.

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