Marie Rimmer arrested over election row assault

Marie Rimmer has been arrested over an alleged assault
Marie Rimmer has been arrested over an alleged assault
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Ex-St Helens Council leader Marie Rimmer has been arrested and charged over an alleged assault as she campaigned against Scottish independence.

Coun Rimmer, who won the nomination to stand as Labour’s next candidate in St Helens South at the next general election, was held following a shuffle at a polling station.

The incident is believed to have taken place at lunchtime on Thursday in the Shettleston area of Glasgow.

She was campaigning along with a host of other Labour politicians - including council boss Barrie Grunewald - as part of the no campaign.

Coun Rimmer was deposed as council leader earlier this year.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 61-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with an alleged assault on a female in an incident at the Shettleston Community centre in Amulree Street, Glasgow at around 1pm today.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”