Peterborough woman arrested on suspicion of voting fraud given bail

Election polling station at the baptist church at Harris Street. Police video unit in attendance EMN-150705-122502009

Election polling station at the baptist church at Harris Street. Police video unit in attendance EMN-150705-122502009

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A woman arrested at a Peterborough polling station just an hour after voting began has been bailed by police.

The 19-year-old was arrested at the Baptist Church in Searjeant Street, Peterborough just after 8am yesterday (Thursday).

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “The woman was arrested on suspicion of making a representation to vote by proxy under section 61 of the representation of the people act.”

She was taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station for questioning, but has now been bailed by police.

She will return to Thorpe Wood on June 8.

There was a large police presence across Central Ward yesterday, with CCTV vans outside the four polling stations.

However, the spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said there had been no other arrests in relation to the election in Peterborough yesterday.