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Deputy mayor Stephen Greenhalgh not probed by IPCC

  • 24 May 2013
  • From the section London
Stephen Greenhalgh
Image caption Stephen Greenhalgh said the "baseless allegations" were "politically motivated"

The deputy mayor for policing in London will not face investigation by the independent police watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission was looking at an allegation about Stephen Greenhalgh when he was Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader.

It related to controversial plans for the redevelopment of Earl's Court in west London.

Mr Greenhalgh had maintained the "baseless allegations" were "politically motivated".

The IPCC said: "In the absence of any evidence to indicate that Mr Greenhalgh may have committed a criminal offence, the IPCC will not be investigating the complaint."

The complaint relates to plans to knock down Earl's Court exhibition centre and two nearby estates and replace them with a new "urban quarter" comprising of 7,500 new homes.

Campaigners are against the plans, saying if they are approved, jobs will be lost.

The Greater London Authority referred the matter to the IPCC.

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