A senior city councillor has tonight been bailed after earlier being arrested in connection with a police inquiry into political corruption.
Officers from the Staffordshire Police Major Investigations Department arrested councillor Roger Ibbs this morning.
It is understood that police were called in by senior officers at Stoke-on-Trent City Council following a lengthy internal inquiry.
Police questioned a 61-year-old man on suspicion of corruption in public office before bailing him tonight.
Mr Ibbs, of Kingsway, Stoke, is the leader of the Conservative and Independent Alliance group on the city council and the portfolio holder for children and young people's services.