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Police arrest three in Derby over election fraud claims

The Derby Telegraph reports:

THREE women have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of electoral fraud in Derby.

Derbyshire police said the women, one aged 45 and two aged 27, were arrested in the city and bailed on suspicion of committing “serious electoral malpractice” under the Representation of the People Act 1983.

A police spokeswoman said: “We take any allegation of electoral malpractice very seriously and a detailed joint investigation is under way.”

It is understood the alleged offences took place in Arboretum ward.

This is the ward in which Liberal Democrat campaigners complained about evidence of personation this May.

UPDATE: The case resulted in successful prosecutions.

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