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UKIP suspend Yorkshire & Humber MEP

UKIP has suspended Yorkshire and the Humber MEP Amjad Bashir, pending an investigation into "extremely serious financial issues".

Amjad Bashir

The sixty two year old, who moved to Bradford with his family when he was eight , was elected to the European Parliament last year and is UKIP's small and medium business spokesman.

UKIP say they have suspended Mr Bashir while party officials carry out investigations into a number of issues which it considers to be extremely serious.

Mr Bashir has been informed of the specifics of the investigations which include unanswered financial and employment questions, interference with UKIP candidate selection processes and a continued affiliation with Mujeeb Bhutto, despite the party’s protests against Mr Bhutto’s involvement with Mr Bashir or UKIP.

"The UK Independence Party has a zero-tolerance policy and takes the matters at hand extremely seriously.

"The allegations against Mr Bashir are of a grave nature and we will be forwarding our evidence obtained so far to the police.

"UKIP will not tolerate anyone abusing their positions in the party, as we have a firm commitment to differing ourselves from the existing political classes.

"As a result, Mr Bashir’s involvement with the party was suspended today with immediate effect pending further investigations."

– UKIP spokesman

Police searching for man missing from Bridlington

Police in East Riding are seeking urgent help from the public in locating a man who has not been seen or heard from.

Andrew Londesbrough, 47, from Bridlington was reported missing by his partner on Friday 23 January

Andrew Londesbrough, 47, from Bridlington was reported missing by his partner on Friday 23 January having not been heard from since late on the 22 January.

Officers say concern is growing for the welfare of Mr Londesborough as this is out of character for him.

He is described as being white, around 5ft 10in tall, of proportionate build with a bald head and stubble. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans with brown walking boots, a khaki green jacket with a black woollen hat and white scarf.

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