Police drop investigation in to former Cllr Graham Brown

Councillor Graham Brown

Councillor Graham Brown - Credit: Archant

Police have announced this morning that they will take no further action against a former district councillor following an ‘extensive’ investigation’ into allegations of ‘abuse of the planning process’.

Graham Brown resigned his Feniton and Buckerell seat in March last year after he was secretly filmed apparently claiming he could influence the planning process.

Mr Brown has always denied any wrongdoing.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said this morning: “Following an extensive investigation regarding allegations of abuse of planning processes relating to a former East Devon District councillor, Devon and Cornwall Police will take no further action.

“No arrests have ever been made in relation to the investigation, although there has been extensive and robust enquiries into the allegations following a report in the national media.

This resulted in a man being voluntarily interviewed under caution by police

“East Devon District Council has been informed of the decision and the matter is now closed from a police perspective.”