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Voting ward in election fraud’ probe by cops

PUBLISHED: 14:43 12 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:21 05 October 2010

THE Crown Prosecution Service is studying a report into an allegation of electoral fraud in East London. The inquiry is believed to centre on the Weavers ward in Bethnal Green that was successfully won by Fazlul Haque for Labour last month. The CPS confirmed it has had talks with Scotland Yard

THE Crown Prosecution Service is studying a report into an allegation of electoral fraud in East London.

The inquiry is believed to centre on the Weavers ward in Bethnal Green that was successfully won by Fazlul Haque for Labour last month.

The CPS confirmed it has had talks with Scotland Yard.

Their spokesman said: "We have had preliminary discussions with the police about Cllr Haque. They have sent us a report and our discussions continue."

Cllr Haque, who hosted an election victory party, has strongly denied any wrong doing.

The Met's acting Borough Commander for Tower Hamlets, Steve Bending, said: "We are investigating an allegation of electoral fraud in relation to the local election in Tower Hamlets on May 1."

A report has been sent to the CPS and the investigations were continuing, Scotland Yard confirmed.


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