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Lambeth councillor Toren Smith 'indecent images' arrest

A south London councillor has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Toren Smith, a Labour councillor in Lambeth, was arrested on 21 May.

A Metropolitan police spokesman said: "A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of downloading indecent images. He has been bailed pending further inquiries."

A Lambeth council spokesman said: "Toren Smith has resigned for personal reasons and is no longer a councillor."

He added: "Given this is a private matter it would be inappropriate for us to comment further."

A by-election in his ward of Tulse Hill is now due to take place on 1 July.

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