Friday, 30 September 2011

Gosport councillor cautioned for assault on political rival after meeting

POLICE have cautioned a councillor for assaulting a political rival after a council meeting.

Gosport councillor Dave Smith was arrested yesterday in connection with an attack on the town’s Lib Dem leader, Cllr Peter Chegwyn.

The assault took place after a meeting of Gosport Borough Council’s policy and organisation board on Wednesday night.

Cllr Chegwyn was left with minor cuts and bruises to his face, head and left arm after the fracas which was caught on CCTV.

Officers at Fareham police station yesterday cautioned Cllr Smith on a charge of assault by beating.

My comment: No matter what the another councillor calls you you shouldn't resort to fighting. Dave Smith was in the news earlier this year which may explain why other councillors were making derogatory remarks about him.

Read the full story from the source The Portsmouth News

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