Liquid in Herne Bay ballot box: Man charged

A 47-year-old man has been charged after two small vials of an unknown liquid were found in a ballot box for the Kent County Council elections.

The election count was disrupted for three hours on Friday to enable police officers at Beacon Hill, in Herne Bay, to remove the liquid.

The vials were taken away for analysis, Canterbury City Council said.

Jonathan Elliott, from Sydney Road in Whitstable, was charged with tampering with nomination papers.

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