Labour Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is arrested

Labour Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is arrested alongside four others over bribery and witness intimidation offences in building contracts probe

  • Joe Anderson was arrested by Merseyside Police alongside four other men 
  • Arrests are part of ongoing building contracts probe, local media reported
  • The other men arrested were aged 33, 72, 62 and 25 and have not been named

By JEMMA CARR and ISABELLA NIKOLIC FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:56 EST, 4 December 2020 | UPDATED: 20:24 EST, 4 December 2020

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The Mayor of Liverpool has been sensationally arrested in connection with bribery and witness intimidation offences as part of a fraud probe, it was revealed today.

Joe Anderson, 62, was arrested by Merseyside Police alongside four other men as part of a police investigation into building and development contracts in the city.

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Police have not confirmed the Mayor’s identity, but said a 62-year-old was arr

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