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16Aug91 UK: LAND DEALS AND BUILDING ALLEGATIONS SPARK POLICE RAIDS IN PRESTON, LANCASHIRE.

Lancashire Police last week made a series of dawn raids in Preston, following allegations about land deals and building in the borough. A top council official has been suspended.Councillors, council officers and property developers were raided, including council leader Harold Parker and Frank McGrath, chairman of the ruling Labour group.Police also searched the council's headquarters.Preston's chief executive, Tony Owens, said in a statement: 'Following confirmation from the police ...

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