BREAKING NEWS: Former council leader jailed for 18 months

Former council leader Sandy Ezekiel has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of four counts of misconduct in a public office.

Ezekiel, who was in charge of Thanet District Council, was accused of dishonestly buying a council house.

In the same hearing at Maidstone Crown Court, Philip Emanuel, 64, was sentenced to 12 months suspended for two years for aiding and abetting him.

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Former council leader jailed

The former council leader of Thanet District Council, Sandy Ezekiel, has been found guilty of misconduct in public office.