BREAKING NEWS: Police probe after John Cherry storm

Generic images from Sussex Police
Generic images from Sussex Police

SUSSEX Police are investigating ‘racist’ remarks made by a councillor to the Mail on Sunday which landed him at the centre of a race row.

Cllr John Cherry, who is a councillor for West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council, resigned from the Conservative Party after calls for him to be expelled.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The remarks attributed to Mr Cherry in the Mail on Sunday have been subject of complaints to us by two members of the public, and we are currently assessing the remarks to see what steps should be taken next.”

See Thursday’s Observer (April 25), for full coverage of the storm.