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Council chief's sex assault investigation

Byron Davies
Byron Davies became Conwy council chief executive in February last year

The chief executive of Conwy County Borough Council is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault, BBC Wales understands.

Byron Davies was temporarily relieved of his duties on Friday, following a complaint to North Wales Police.

No details of the alleged crime were given at the time.

A special meeting of the council appointed an acting chief executive and also appointed two acting corporate directors.

In a statement last Friday the council said: "A complaint has been made to North Wales Police against Byron Davies, chief executive of Conwy council.

"He is currently understood to be assisting the police and has been relieved of his duties with the council temporarily."

North Wales Police confirmed on Friday that an investigation was "on going, but it would be inappropriate to provide further information".

The council and the police have said there would be no further comments on the matter.

Following the special council meeting on Wednesday, council leader Councillor Dilwyn Roberts issued a statement saying the local authority recognised "the need to put clear management arrangements in place".

Mr Roberts said: "At a special meeting of the council at Bodlondeb this afternoon, it has been agreed that until further notice Mr Ken Finch be appointed acting chief executive (head of paid service) and that Mr Iwan Davies and Mr Andrew Kirkham be appointed acting corporate directors.

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