THE FORMER mayor of Thurrock Council, cllr Joy Redsell has been reported by Essex Police for an alleged theft.
In a short statement this morning, an Essex Police spokesperson said:
“A 64-year-old woman has been reported for theft by an employee.
“She will be summoned to appear before court at a later date.”
YT understands that the alleged time of the offence was 2007; the alleged location was the council offices in New Road, Grays and that the alleged theft refers to a framed photograph.
The Thurrock Conservative group have also issued a statement.
Leader of the group, cllr Phil Anderson said:
“I have been informed by council officers today that a member of the Conservative group on Thurrock Council has been reported for an alleged offence.
“As required by group rules, I have temporarily suspended the member concerned pending the outcome of the investigations.
“Both the group and the individual involved are co-operating fully with the police in their inquiries.”
Thurrock Council stated: “We cannot comment as this is a matter for the police.”