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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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Youth Crime Commissioner off duty while under investigation

Kent's youth crime tsar, Kerry Boyd, has been temporarily suspended following allegations she had a close relationship with married former Kent county councillor Robert Burgess.

Electrical engineer Mr Burgess told the Sun newspaper: "I have been very close with Kerry. She is quite upset by all the allegations. I am devastated. I care for her a lot."

We are concerned that Kerry did not feel able to disclose the full extent of her personal circumstances earlier but as further enquiries are taking place it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.

– Spokesperson for Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

The news is the latest controversy to hit Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, who was accused last week of damaging the reputation of Kent Police force in the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall documentary "Meet The Commissioner."

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