Bail after election day arrests

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THE four people arrested on suspicion of electoral malpractice offences in the run up to Thursday’s Peterborough City Council elections have been bailed.

Police made three arrests on election day, added to the one arrest made on Wednesday, all of which were in Central Ward.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation at 3.15pm on Thursday at a polling station in Gladstone Street.

At 7.45pm, an 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempting to vote while underage at Gladstone Community Centre, with a 55-year-old man arrested at the same time on suspicion of aiding and abetting underage voting.

It follows an arrest on Wednesday of a 31-year-old man at an address in Millfield on suspicion of intent to commit fraud.

The 18-year-old has been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood on May 29.

The 17-year-old and the 55-year-old have been bailed until May 25, while the 31-year-old has been bailed until May 14.

Police also issued an appeal for information after three allegations of impersonation at polling booths in Gilpin Street, Searjeant Street and Harris Street.