Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

POLICE RAID OFFICES AFTER AUDIT REPORT

  • Comment
Three employees have been suspended at Cheshire CC following a dawn raid by police on council offices. ...
Three employees have been suspended at Cheshire CC following a dawn raid by police on council offices.

In a statement issued last week, the council said it was helping the police with an investigation into alleged financial irregularities.

Two offices, the economic development service's headquarters in Chester Business Park, and Hadfield House, where the education advisory service is based, were closed during the raid, affecting about 90 council employees.

The county has not named the people suspended. Tom Stephenson, head of public affairs, said: 'I must stress the suspensions are because of investigations which are still continuing. We cannot say yet whether any disciplinary action will be taken.'

The alleged irregularities are thought to centre on European business grant money handled by the economic development service.

The council became concerned following an internal auditor's report and called in the police.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.