POLICE investigating the charges against Joe Anderson and his associates, have applied for an extension to their bail.
The Labour mayor was arrested on suspicion of bribery and witness intimidation by Merseyside Police on December 4th as part of an investigation into building and development contracts in Liverpool – known as Operation Aloft.
FAR-LEFT former Labour Militant irritant Derek Hatton, the former Deputy Council Leader of Liverpool, was also confirmed as having been arrested in the anti-fraud police bust.
Well-known controversial marxist Hatton was expelled from the Labour Party in 1986 for belonging to the far-left ‘extremist group’ Militant, which had earlier been found to be in breach of the Labour Party’s constitution.
Five men were arrested in total and were initially released on bail until December 31st, which was then extended to today.
This morning, Merseyside Police confirmed it has now applied for this bail period to be extended to August for the men.
A Liverpool city council spokeswoman said: “Liverpool city council is cooperating with Merseyside police in relation to its ongoing investigation. We do not comment on matters relating to individuals.”
The application for the bail extension has been made at Manchester Magistrates Court and Merseyside Police are awaiting a decision.