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CPS authorise charge against Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

|News, Fraud and economic crime

Rosemary Ainslie, head of Special Crime at the CPS, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised police to charge Jonathon Seed with making a false declaration in the nomination papers for the Wiltshire 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

“The charge relates to an allegation he made a false declaration that he was not disqualified from election as a Police and Crime Commissioner.

“The CPS made the decision that he should be charged after reviewing a file of evidence from Thames Valley Police.

“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against this defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice proceedings."

Notes to editors

  • Jonathon Seed [DOB: 22/06/1958] will appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 19 October charged with making a false statement contrary to Article 21 of the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012.

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