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Mid and East Antrim council offices visited by police in misconduct in public office investigation

Police said they had "visited an address" at Bridge Street in Ballymena today

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council offices were visited by police today as part of an investigation into suspected offences of Misconduct in Public Office and under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the PSNI has confirmed.

Police said they had "visited an address" at Bridge Street in Ballymena today.

"Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch visited an address earlier today at Bridge Street, Ballymena, as part of an investigation into suspected offences of Misconduct in Public Office and under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,” a police spokesperson said. 

"As this is an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Writing on Facebook, TUV councillor Timothy Gaston said he had seen "several plain clothes police officers in the Braid Headquaters today". 

SDLP councillor Eugene Reid said he was "shocked and stunned".

In a statement, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council said: “Council can confirm it is fully assisting the PSNI with its enquiries.

“As this is an ongoing investigation, council is unable to comment further at this time.”

 

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