Ex-Lib Dem leader Pat Marsh released from custody
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Last updated Feb 21, 2024
Cllr Pat Marsh

Harrogate councillor and former mayor Pat Marsh has been released from custody.

North Yorkshire Police revealed this morning that Cllr Marsh, who was the long-term Liberal Democrat leader in Harrogate and Knaresborough but was suspended by the party this week, remained under investigation whilst enquires continued.

The force said:

“A woman who was arrested in connection with an investigation into anti-semitic ‘tweets’ shared on X has been released under investigation whilst enquires continue.

“She was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, February 20) on suspicion of displaying threatening, abusive, or insulting written material with intent or likely to stir up racial hatred.

“An investigation is underway however it is likely that enquires will take some time. Updates will be provided when appropriate.”

Cllr Marsh, who represents the Stray, Woodlands and Hookstone division on North Yorkshire Council, chairs the Harrogate and Knaresborough area constituency committee, which advises North Yorkshire Council on local issues.

A full meeting of the Conservative-controlled council is due to take place at 10.30am this morning. You can watch it on the council’s YouTube page here.


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