A former council leader has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault at a polling station.
Marie Rimmer, 67, a former leader of St Helens council in Merseyside, was arrested this afternoon after a woman was allegedly assaulted near Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow.
The centre, in the city’s Amulree Street, was being used as a polling station for people to cast their votes in the Scottish independence referendum.
Rimmer is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a later date.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 67-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a female following an incident at Shettleston Community Centre in Amulree Street, Glasgow, around 1pm today.
“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”