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Kent Youth Commissioner under investigation

An investigation is underway following reports in the Sun newspaper, that the Youth Commissioner for Kent had affair with an ex-Tory councillor. She has been temporarily relieved off her duties.

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VIDEO: Statement from Ann Barnes on Kent's Youth Commissioner

A youth crime tsar has been temporarily suspended from duty following allegations she had a relationship with a married former councillor.

Kerry Boyd became the Kent youth crime commissioner in March after her predecessor Paris Brown, then 17, resigned over offensive comments she made on Twitter.

The 20-year-old former London 2012 torchbearer is reported to have had a close friendship with former Kent county councillor Robert Burgess.

A short time ago Kent Police and Crime Commission Ann Barnes said that she was "supporting Kerry at this difficult time".

Ms Barnes is under pressure after she appeared on a documentary last week.

Thousands of people took to Twitter to question her performance in the PCC role.

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