Glasgow & West Scotland

Councillor faces lewd text charge

Councillor Gilbert Davidson
Image caption Mr Davidson has been suspended from the Labour group

A Glasgow councillor has been arrested and charged over allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague.

It is claimed Gilbert Davidson sent offensive voice mails and text messages to former Lord Provost Liz Cameron.

Mr Davidson has also been suspended from the ruling Labour group.

Strathclyde Police said a 67-year-old man had been charged with an alleged breach of the peace following an inquiry at Glasgow City Chambers.

A spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party said: "Councillor Gilbert Davidson has been suspended from the Labour group on Glasgow City Council with immediate effect.

"As a police investigation is now ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further."

A police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a 67-year-old man has been arrested and charged with an alleged breach of the peace in connection with a police inquiry being carried out at Glasgow City Chambers and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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