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Police investigate alleged electoral fraud

Police investigate alleged electoral fraud Credit: PA

West Midlands Police are investigating allegations of electoral fraud during last year's general election.

Officers are looking into alleged improper electoral campaign spending returns in the region.

The force said its working closely with the Electoral Commission and the National Police Chiefs Council to see if any offence had been committed.

Detective Chief Inspector Ed Foster said:

"We have received an allegation of improper electoral spending return in the West Midlands area and we're reviewing whether any offence has been committed.

"We will be applying for an extension on time to investigate and continue to liaise closely with the National Police Chiefs Council and the Commission."

– Ed Foster