Labor Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is arrested along with four others on charges of bribery and intimidation while investigating construction contracts
- Joe Anderson was arrested by Merseyside police along with four other men
- Arrests are part of the ongoing investigation into construction contracts, local media reported
- The other men arrested were 33, 72, 62 and 25 years old and were not named
The mayor of Liverpool was arrested in connection with bribery and intimidation crimes, it became known today.
Joe Anderson, 62, was arrested by Merseyside police along with four other men as part of a police investigation into construction and development contracts in the city.
Anderson became known in October after slamming the old government tiered lockdown system because it provided little financial support to northern companies under the toughest restrictions on the brink of collapse.
Police have not verified the Labor mayor's identity but said a 62-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to bribe and intimidate witnesses.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson (pictured) has been arrested in connection with bribery and witness intimidation
The 62-year-old is believed to be Anderson – who made headlines in October with his loud criticism of the government.
Liverpool became the first English region to be ranked in the top three – before the country's second national lockdown – as cases increased in the city.
He accused the government of running railroads through its tier three policies for the city without local leaders agreeing to anything in October.
His backlash came with criticism from Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who had also broken the rules – affecting large parts of the north.
Anderson, 62, (pictured last month with Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace) was arrested by Merseyside police along with four other men as part of a police investigation into construction and development contracts in the city
In addition to the 62-year-old, four other people were arrested, according to Liverpool Echo.
A 72-year-old and a 25-year-old were arrested on suspicion of intimidating witnesses.
Two other men, ages 46 and 33, were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and intimidation of witnesses.
The Labor Party politician has been running the city since 2010 and has been mayor since 2012.
Last year he won the Labor Party election to serve as mayor of the city for a third term in the late May election.
A Liverpool City Council spokesman said: “Liverpool City Council is working with Merseyside Police on the ongoing investigation. We do not comment on matters that affect individuals. & # 39;
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