Stoke & Staffordshire

Two men arrested over Stoke-on-Trent election 'fraud'

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a fraud linked to last year's council elections in Stoke-on-Trent.

The men, both 31, were arrested as part of a wider fraud investigation on Tuesday and their homes were searched.

Neither men are understood to be councillors. Both were released on police bail.

Ch Supt Bernie O'Reilly said: "Staffordshire Police treat such allegations seriously and investigates them thoroughly."

He said further arrests in the investigation were likely.

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