Crown Prosecution Service rules out election fraud case against police commissioner

Posted On 04 Apr 2017 at 5:08 pm

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that it would not be taking the Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne to court for election fraud.

A file was sent to the CPS by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after it was alleged that Mrs Bourne made a misleading statement about her expenses.

She was accused of making the misleading statement during her successful campaign for re-election last year.

But the CPS said: “We have considered the available evidence in this case and concluded there is no realistic prospect of conviction for an offence under election law.

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“The CPS will be taking no further action.”

Katy Bourne


Mrs Bourne said: “I was always confident the facts would speak for themselves and I am pleased the Crown Prosecution Service has determined there is no case to answer.

“For almost five years I have been subjected to a relentless campaign of harassment stalking and malicious allegations from a particular individual.

“Unfortunately I am unable to say anything further until police investigations are concluded.”

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