British official fired for dead officer joke

Councillor made comment in wake of two officer deaths


Ilkeston Advertiser

Illkeston, UNITED KINGDOM — Leader of Erewash Borough Council has condemned the words of an Ilkeston councillor who made a sick joke' about the two policewomen who died in Greater Manchester last week.

Speaking today (Tuesday) at Ilkeston Town Hall he said Cllr David Stephenson has been removed from his post on the council executive and from the list of Tory party candidates, meaning he cannot stand for the party again.

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