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PAVEMENT SCANDAL: MP alleges ‘£2 million scam’ by Harrow council staff

 Published on: 9th May 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

Harrow Council employees reportedly pocketed £2 million in a scam that saw pavements repaired on just one side of streets, prompting an investigation.

MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman made the accusation against Harrow council officials. In the Commons last month, Mr Blackman addressed the allegations of corruption and an alleged “cover-up”.

He said: “£2 million of council tax payers’ money being given to contractors, contractors not actually doing the work, and then council staff receiving kickbacks.”

Mr Blackman continued: “There is an ongoing police investigation on this issue. I understand that every member of the department has now either resigned, retired or been sacked.”

A Harrow Council spokesperson said: “Harrow Council has a zero-tolerance to any form of corruption and are co-operating fully with the Metropolitan Police on this matter. We will not be making any further comment at this stage as this is a live investigation.”

In August last year, a Met Police spokesman said: “The force was made aware of allegations of fraud whereby payments were allegedly received by employees of a north London council in return for awarding contracts to provide council services.”

Picture credit Gary Whitton/Shutterstock

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