Wales

Welsh Tory Nick Ramsay suspended after 'police incident'

Nick Ramsay
Image caption Nick Ramsay was elected as an AM for Monmouth in 2007

Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has been suspended from the Welsh Conservative party and its assembly group following a "police incident" at his home.

It is understood Mr Ramsay, 44, was arrested on Wednesday night.

The party was informed on Thursday morning and Mr Ramsay was suspended from the Welsh assembly Conservative group and the party.

A party spokesman confirmed there was a police incident at the Monmouth AM's home on Wednesday night.

Mr Ramsay, who was elected in 2007, is the shadow finance minister and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

A Welsh Conservative spokesman said: "Nick Ramsay has been suspended from the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales and from the Conservative Party following an incident which took place yesterday.

"The suspension will be reviewed following consideration of the matter by external agencies.

"We will not be making any further comments at this time."

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