Police still investigating Tower Hamlets election

By Rob Virtue on June 27, 2014 2:44 PM |


ballotbox.jpgPolice are continuing to investigate 10 incidents connected to the Tower Hamlets election in May.

The Met announced on Friday it had so far received 86 complaints in total but have decided not to pursue the majority due to lack of evidence.

Of those still being looked into, four are over allegations of false declaration on nomination papers, two relate to postal voting and another two are linked to electoral fraud.

Another is for an allegation of failing to put the correct imprint on nomination papers and the final investigation is over a claim of a false statement about a candidate.

Two arrests have so far been made by police

The statement from the Met said: "There was a strong police presence on polling day with an officer posted to each polling station on the borough.

"We are also working with our partners to deliver a robust policing plan concerning the Tower Hamlets by-election on 3 July."

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