Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Labour Councillor - Sex Assault
A LEADING city councillor[Labour] has been arrested on suspicion of assault and sexual assault.
Coun Hassan Ahmed, 58, who is the council's portfolio holder for employment and skills, is accused of assaulting a 47-year-old woman who was a teacher at a college in the Notts area.
The offence is alleged to have occurred late at night in July.
Coun Ahmed has denied the allegation.
A spokesman for Notts Police said: "Nottinghamshire Police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of committing common assault and sexual assault on July 29.
"The man was released on bail pending further inquiries and the matter is still very much under investigation."
Coun Ahmed took up his position as portfolio holder in May. He has been bailed to report to the police on November 19.
A statement released on Coun Ahmed's behalf yesterday said: "Mr Hassan Ahmed vehemently denies the allegation. Mr Ahmed believes the allegation to be false, without substance nor credibility. Mr Ahmed is fully cooperating with the police investigation."
Nottingham City Council said it was a police matter and declined to comment.