Brian Coleman arrested over alleged assault in Finchley

11:43 21 September 2012

Brian Coleman has been arrested on suspicion of common assault

Brian Coleman has been arrested on suspicion of common assault

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A “controversial” Tory councillor and former chairman of the London Fire Authority was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman in Finchley.

Brian Coleman, a cabinet member of Barnet council, was detained by police in High Road, Finchley, yesterday. He was questioned at a central London police station before being released on bail.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said today: “A 51-year-old-man was arrested in relation to an alleged common assault and taken to a central London police station.

“He has been released on bail to attend a north London police station [in] late October pending further enquiries.

“An investigation is ongoing.”

Coleman lost his seat on the London Assembly, and the London Fire Authority, in May this year.

Writing on his own blog, he calls himself “one of the most experienced and controversial politicians on the London political scene.”

Cllr Coleman was unavailable for comment.

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