Mayor discharged after fraud probe.THE Mayor of Halton has been discharged from police bail after a three month police probe into electoral fraud allegations.
Cllr Pat Tyrell, 73, and his 45-year-old daughter were told they were free to go after attending Warrington police station.
A woman aged 69 and a man aged 18 have also been released from bail.
Cllr Tyrell, a Labour councillor for Castlefield ward in Runcorn and a former Cheshire county councillor, has served on Halton council for more than 20 years.
He was arrested in August and interviewed about June's local and European elections. His daughter was interviewed on suspicion of forgery.
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Personation involves filling in ballots in the absence of the real voter.
FREE TO GO: Pat Tyrell