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Manston latest: US company says council report is 'misleading'

An investment company which had hoped to put money into Manston Airport - and reopen it - has accused the local council of "misleading" local voters. And it says their report is "full of inaccuracies and omissions".

Only last week, Thanet Council decided against a compulsory purchase, or CPO, of the airport which closed down last spring. Campaigners trying to keep the airstrip open were disappointed.

Stephen DeNardo from Riveroak, the investment company, told ITV News Meridian via Skype why he considered the council's report so misleading.

Thanet Council told us it considered Riveroak's comments to be "inflammatory and inaccurate" - and it repeated that the risks involved in pursuing a CPO would be totally unacceptable in the circumstances.