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Brent Election: Police investigating postal fraud allegations in Dollis Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:51 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:30 04 May 2018

Cllr Muhammed Butt, whose Labour group has increased its majority on Brent Council. Picture: Ken Mears

Cllr Muhammed Butt, whose Labour group has increased its majority on Brent Council. Picture: Ken Mears

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Police are investigating allegations of postal fraud in Dollis Hill.

The complaint relates to a possible breach of the Representation of the People Act.

It is alleged that two people were forced to fill out a postal ballot paper infront of an election candidate, who then took it away to post.

A third neighbour refused to fill out the form.

The incidents have been reported to Brent Council.

The complainant was also interviewed by police from the Met’s central fraud department.

As reported on the Kilburn Times website yesterday, police are also investigating false rumours that Conservative candidate, Cllr Carol Shaw, had died.

A spokeswoman for the Met said: “In the run up to any election it is not unusual for allegations to be made to police.

The Met are currently assessing 91 allegations across London in relation to the local council and mayoral elections, before any decision is made whether or not to investigate.”

She added: “The Met will not be providing a breakdown or further comment on individual allegations.”

A Brent Council spokesman said: “We have been made aware of these allegations, and are of course cooperating with the police. The election today continues.”

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