Police arrest Harrogate councillor Pat Marsh
Last updated Feb 20, 2024
Cllr Pat Marsh

Police have arrested former Harrogate borough mayor Pat Marsh over anti-semitic messages.

In an update just before 2pm today, North Yorkshire Police said:

“A woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into anti-semitic ‘tweets’ shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“She remains in custody while enquiries continue.”

The Liberal Democrats suspended Cllr Marsh, who was the party’s leader in Harrogate and Knaresborough, yesterday after details of her social media messages emerged.

Cllr Marsh, who was the leader of the Lib Dems in Harrogate and Knaresborough, said she intended to continue to serve as an Independent councillor.

She chairs the Harrogate and Knaresborough area constituency committee, which advises North Yorkshire Council on local issues.

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