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Decision to stop probe into voter fraud in Tower Hamlets slammed by politicians

PUBLISHED: 13:01 29 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 05 October 2010

DETECTIVES investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tower Hamlets say there are no cases to answer, but their conclusions have been rejected by East End politicians. Police from the specialist operations branch have looked into allegations of voters fr

DETECTIVES investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tower Hamlets say there are no cases to answer, but their conclusions have been rejected by East End politicians.

Police from the specialist operations branch have looked into allegations of voters fraudulently registered at addresses in the run up to this May's general, local and mayoral referendum. A Met Police spokeswoman said: "After extensive enquiries, no offences were disclosed and no further action will be taken currently based on the information gathered during the investigation."

Abjol Miah from Tower Hamlets Respect party said: "We have got some serious concerns. There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence from people coming in, but people are not willing to come forward."

Tower Hamlets Conservative leader Peter Golds agreed. He said: "I have never been asked for a full statement, had I done so I would have provided details of someone who would have said on oath that they had seen people filling in multiple forms.


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