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Complaint made to police about council tendering process

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Connla Young

THE PSNI has confirmed it has received a complaint "regarding the conduct of a tendering process" at Mid Ulster District Council.

The sprawling local authority takes in the former Magherafelt, Cookstown and Dungannon council areas and runs alongside the western shore of Lough Neagh.

It is understood the allegations were made in December to police in Cookstown and relate to the design and development of the council's crest, which is bi-lingual.

A spokeswoman for the PSNI last night said “officers from reactive and organised crime are examining a large volume of documentation in order to establish if any criminal offence has been committed".

“Enquiries are continuing.”

A spokeswoman for Mid Ulster District Council said: “The council has no knowledge of any police investigation and has received no correspondence relating to any such matter.”

It is believed the report to police was made by people with links to the British Truth Forum.

People linked to the group were responsible for putting up a flagpole in the centre of Magherafelt earlier this year which was subsequently cut down by contractors employed by Mid Ulster council.

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