Officers executed a search warrant at an address in Hollingwood Lane, Great Horton, yesterday (Tuesday, 19 November) as part of their investigation into alleged drugs offences arising from a national Sunday newspaper story.
The news comes after it was revealed the Methodist minister was investigated by drugs charity the Lifeline Project over allegations Flowers claimed between £60,000 and £70,000 in false expenses over five years during his time as their chairman of trustees.
There has been yet more political mudslinging over the past of the former Co-Op Bank Chairman Paul Flowers.The Labour leader Ed Miliband accused the Prime Minister of smear tactics, by questioning his relationship with the Reverend Flowers.
I think we can all probably agree that it's simply staggering, unbelievable in fact, that Paul Flowers managed to end up as chairman of a bank.
Lets leave aside his personal demons - substantial as they perhaps appear to have been - at this moment in time he just appeared to have very little qualification to run a bank.
Yes, it's true, I've seen inquiries launched on slimmer pretexts, that said, I think there clearly is some politics in this.
Why? Well, the economy, as you are well aware by now, is recovering, maybe people haven't seen the benefit of that in their pockets yet but it is recovering quite strongly, the Tories do not seem to be getting political advantage they hope for.
I think the fact Paul Flowers got appointed on Labour's watch and had quite close links with the Labour movement is honestly, a bit politically irresistible for the Tories.
A Methodist Church spokesperson has confirmed that Paul Flowers has been suspended indefinitely from the church, as police launched an inquiry after a video was published appearing to show Mr Flowers attempting to buy crystal meth.
They said: "The Revd Paul Flowers has now been suspended indefinitely as part of our complaints and discipline process. This replaces his earlier suspension.
We always wait for any police investigation or court proceedings to conclude before moving forward with the complaints process, and so there will be no further action until then. Paul is being offered pastoral care, and we ask for prayers for all involved in this matter."