Toronto mayor 'offered $5,000 and car for crack video'

Toronto mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 (£2,860) and a car to men trying to sell a video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine, police documents published in Canada's National Post show.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has denied the claims he tried to buy the video. Credit: Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Police notes on a recorded phone conversation between two suspected gang members reportedly showed that Mr Ford was aware of the video's existence and wanted to buy it.

The men rejected the mayor's apparent offer and planned on asking for $150,000 (£85,850), according to a police document released by an Ontario Superior court judge.

Mr Ford, who admitted that he smoked crack in a "drunken stupor" around a year ago, has denied the claims.