Richard Vallery-Peters (Tory)
Former Tory councillor Richard Vallery-Peters has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation just weeks after he met the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Richard Vallery-Peters, who lost his Hastings Borough Council seat in May, was arrested at his home in Ashburnham Road on Monday morning.
The 47-year-old former Navy rating was quizzed by detectives and later released on police bail.
His arrest relates to the wearing of military medals.
Sussex Police spokesman Andy Freeman said: “On Monday morning, police arrested a 47-year-old man from Hastings.
“He was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation. He was given police bail until August 6.”