Devon & Cornwall police call in another force over Tory election expense allegations

Former Lib Dem MP for Torbay Adrian Sanders has reported that another police force is being called in to investigate allegations that the Tories broke election spending rules at the general election:

Breaking News – Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to ask another Force to take over the investigation in totality.

The reason? The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, was the Conservative election agent at the general election in Torbay. The seat was gained by the Tories from the Liberal Democrats.

Having a police force investigate its own Commissioner would have led to widespread suspicion about the conduct of the investigation. Calling in another police force is the right move.

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