Tory councillor arrested and suspended

Tory councillor arrested and suspended
Tory councillor arrested and suspended

The Conservatives have suspended Robert Benson, 41, from the Harrow and Weald Council after police charged him with engaging in a sexual act in public.

Police arrested the recently-married Mr Benson who was in a public toilet with another man in South Harrow, North London. His 56-year-old companion from Essex was issued a warning.

He can sit still on the council as an independent, and could win back party membership following an acquittal.

"If somebody is charged with a criminal offence, they are suspended as part of our standard procedure," said Tory leader councillor David Ashton.


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