Scotland politics

Glasgow SNP councillor suspended over alleged homophobic incident

The deputy leader of Glasgow Council's SNP group, Billy McAllister, has been suspended from the party.

The suspension follows an alleged homophobic breach of the peace in August.

Mr McAllister, 60, was reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident in the city's Maryhill Road.

A 47-year-old man has also been reported for an alleged assault in connection with the same incident.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a 47-year-old man was reported to the procurator fiscal for an alleged assault and a 60-year-old man for an alleged homophobic breach of the peace during an altercation which took place in Maryhill Road on August 26."

An SNP spokesman said: "Councillor McAllister has been suspended from the SNP group and as a member of the SNP until such time as due legal process has been completed."

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