Wolverhampton councillor arrested in fraud probe

Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

A prominent city councillor has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and placed under investigation.

Councillor Harman Banger has been arrested on suspicion of fraud

Labour councillor Harman Banger, who represents East Park on Wolverhampton Council, was arrested by West Midlands Police "on suspicion of fraud offences". He has been released pending a full probe.

It is understood he was one of two people arrested in connection with the same allegations.

Mr Banger, who lives in Claverley, was the council's Cabinet member for City Economy until last week when the authority announced he had stood down for personal reasons.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud offences and has been released pending further investigation."

Mr Banger has been a councillor since 2011. He was appointed to the Cabinet in May 2019 by council leader Ian Brookfield.

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