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Friday, 16 April 2010

Police probe Steven Purcell on 'drugs and corruption' - Scotsman.com

Police probe Steven Purcell on 'drugs and corruption' - Scotsman.com: "Glasgow Council leader Steven Purcell was last night at the heart of a full-scale criminal investigation.The former Labour councillor is facing a police inquiry which is understood to centre on his admitted use of cocaine and allegations of corruption.
In an unusual move Strathclyde Police yesterday formally confirmed the 37-year-old was under investigation.Their announcement came after one of Mr Purcell's closest allies was questioned at a Glasgow police station on Wednesday by the force's elite group of detectives, the Major Crimes and Terrorism Unit.A police spokeswoman yesterday said: 'Strathclyde Police can confirm that following assessment of information surrounding allegations of drug taking and other matters concerning Steven Purcell, a criminal investigation is now under way"

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