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Councillor in fraud investigation

A Highland councillor is understood to be at the centre of an investigation into allegations of fraud.

John Holden, who represents Inverness South, is a member of the council's ruling Labour administration.

Police officers and staff from the Department for Work and Pensions and Highland Council benefits team searched a house in Inverness on Monday.

Northern Constabulary said a man has been questioned in relation to the investigation. No-one has been charged.

In a statement, a spokesman for the force said: "Investigations are taking place into allegations of fraud.

"A man has been questioned in relation to this investigation. Inquiries are ongoing at this time."

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