A LABOUR Councillor from Doncaster has appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court after being arrested by the Met Police for alleged drug offences.
27-year-old Daniel Barwell, who has since been suspended by the Labour Party, was remanded in custody after appearing in the dock for the commencement of extradition proceedings against him.
Police have confirmed that his arrest came about as the result of “the distribution of a controlled drug on a warrant issued at the request of the United States authorities”.
Little detail has so far been forthcoming as to the full nature of the allegations against the Councillor, who has previously spoken about his past drug addiction on social media.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “On Wednesday, February 2, in the Doncaster area, officers from the National Extradition Unit arrested a man wanted in the United States for an offence relating to the distribution of a controlled drug on a warrant issued at the request of the United States authorities.
“Daniel Barwell, aged 27 of Shaftesbury Avenue, Doncaster, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, February 3, for the commencement of extradition proceedings against him.”
VoteWatch will provide an update in due course.