Caerphilly Council's decision to award pay rises to senior members of staff is to be investigated by police, according to the Caerphilly Observer.
"In light of our close proximity and working relationship with Caerphilly County Borough Council, it’s not appropriate for it to be investigated by the Gwent Force, and as such the investigation has been referred to Avon & Somerset Police", a Gwent Police spokesperson told the paper.
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Gwent Police have referred the case to the Avon & Somerset force. It followed an investigation by the Wales Audit Office.