The Labour councillor, the indecent images and the 253 fake letters

Lawrence Bailey, the previous Labour leader of Swansea Council, has been banned from being a councillor for two and a half years.

There were two reasons for this ban. The first: the finding of indecent images on his computers on more than one occasion. The second, and more unusual: the finding of 253 documents on his laptop computer, most of which were letters to the Swansea Evening Post but:

“Although the police examination showed Mr Bailey as being the author, the documents purported to have originated from various residents of Swansea,” stated the report [in to his behaviour].

“In some cases the addresses did not exist or the postcodes did not match them, or the true residents had no knowledge of the letters.”

The BBC report into Lawrence Bailey has further details.

Hat tip: Peter Black.

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