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Official faces corruption charge

Roger Matthews
Roger Matthews (pictured) and Julian Brealy both face corruption charges

A Canterbury City councillor and a director of a company have been charged with corruption.

Roger Matthews, 57, of Beltinge Road, Herne Bay and Julian Brealy, 50, of Mandarin Lane, Herne Bay, have both been charged by Kent Police.

Mr Matthews, a Liberal Democrat for Greenhill and Eddington ward, and Mr Brealy, are due to appear before Maidstone magistrates on 26 March.

The charges follow an investigation by Kent's Serious Economic Crime Unit.

A spokesman for Canterbury City Council said Mr Matthews still remained in post as a councillor.

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