Investigation launched following report on Corby Council

A workshop about Northamptonshire's dementia services is being held at the Corby Cube this Thursday (January 8)

A workshop about Northamptonshire's dementia services is being held at the Corby Cube this Thursday (January 8)

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An investigation has been launched after a report on Corby Council was handed in to police.

The county force has confirmed it is investigating whether any crime has been committed by the authority after the Corby Conservative group raised concerns about a number of findings in the District Auditor’s report last year.

Deputy leader of the Conservative group, Cllr Rob McKellar, said: “We handed the District Auditor’s report into the police last year as we were concerned that a number of the findings within it appeared suspicious.

“Our concerns have clearly been taken seriously and we fully trust the police to carry out whatever investigations they deem necessary.

“It is not appropriate to comment on the likely outcome at present, however we would welcome an investigation process that is as open and transparent as circumstances allow.”

A spokesman for Northants Police said: “We have received an allegation involving Corby Borough Council and are making enquiries to establish if any crime has been committed.”

Chief executive of Corby Council, Norman Stronach, said: “We are fully co-operating with Northamptonshire Police in order to help them with their enquiries.”