A CONSERVATIVE city councillor has been arrested on suspicion of committing public order offences.
Cllr Max Drury, 60, of Clifford Drive, Chester, who represents Curzon and Westminster, was arrested at his home on Saturday morning.
This is the second time within a matter of months that Cllr Drury has been arrested. Back in March he was arrested on suspicion of breaching an harassment order.
He was charged with harassment but has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial at Chester Magistrates’ Court on July 31.
The earlier incident is understood to relate to a dispute with a former employee of his company, Chester Mobility Ltd, based on the Sealand Industrial Estate which sells aids for the disabled.
Cllr Drury told The Chronicle this week that he had been due to attend the Lord Mayor’s Parade on Saturday but was taken to Blacon Police Station for questioning.
Cllr Drury said his customers and constituents knew he was “a genuine guy”.
“I am thankful to all the people who believe me and that’s all I can say,” he added.
Cheshire police spokesman Dave Murray confirmed: “Police attended a premises on Clifford Drive at 8.33am on Saturday morning and a 60-year-old male was arrested for public order offences.”
He was released on police bail until August 9.
Cllr Drury was elected in May to serve on the Shadow Cheshire West and Chester Council representing the City ward.