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DUP Councillor Suspended Following Allegations of Child Sexual Grooming

A DUP Councillor in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has been suspended by the party following allegations of child sexual grooming.

A spokesperson for the PSNI stated recently:

“A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, yesterday (Tuesday 22nd February) in the County Down area. 

He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

Further to this a spokesperson for the DUP said:

“William Walker has been suspended from membership pending the outcome of the police investigation.”

ENDS

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