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Three arrested over poll offence

Three people have been arrested near a polling station on suspicion of electoral offences.

Two 26-year-old men and one 22-year-old man were due to be questioned by police after being stopped in Searjeant Street, Peterborough at 2125 BST.

The men, from Peterborough, were arrested on suspicions of handling stolen property (thought to be polling cards) and an electoral offence.

A third of the seats at Peterborough council are up for election.

The council is presently under Conservative control.


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