Former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority arrested

Councillor Dave McLuckie, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Councillor Dave McLuckie, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority, Councillor Dave McLuckie, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

He is also suspected of obtaining a financial advantage by deception and fraud.

The Redcar and Cleveland councillor was arrested by officers from Operation Sacristy - which is a criminal investigation into alleged corruption at the police authority.

He has been released on police bail until November 16. A file of evidence is being submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Mr McLuckie resigned from the police authority in May 2011, when Operation Sacristy began, but denies doing anything wrong.

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