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Former St Helens council leader charged with polling station "assault"

A former Merseyside council leader has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault at a polling station in Scotland.

Marie Rimmer, 67, three-times former leader of St Helens council, was arrested earlier today after a woman was allegedly assaulted near Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow.

The centre, in the city's Amulree Street, was being used as a polling station for people to cast their votes in the Scottish independence referendum.

Ms Rimmer is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a later date.

A police spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 67-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a female following an incident at Shettleston Community Centre in Amulree Street, Glasgow, around 1pm today.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

According to her Twitter page, Ms Rimmer is seeking the Labour candidacy in St Helens at the next general election.

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