Gloucestershire electoral fraud inquiry launched

An allegation of electoral fraud in relation to the 2015 General Election in Gloucestershire is being investigated by police.

In a statement, the county force said: "We have received an allegation of electoral fraud and an investigation has been launched."

"We are considering an application for extension on time to investigate."

The police would not give further information about the nature of the allegations.

Police did not comment on whether the investigation is linked to the Conservative Party failing to declare £38,000 worth of election expenses.

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