Derby

Derby election fraud case sees fifth person charged

A fifth person has been charged over allegations of fraud during local elections in Derby.

The 69-year-old man has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the elections in May 2012.

He will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 15 April along with four woman charged previously.

The case focuses on allegations of fraudulent voting at the polling station in Rosehill Street, Normanton.

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with malpractice in a public office and two others, aged 27 and 28, have been charged with personation offences - voting as someone else.

Another woman, 23, has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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