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Sleaford councillor Ian Dolby suspected of having indecent images of children

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

Sleaford councillor Ian Dolby has quit his post

A councillor has quit his post four months after being arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Ian Dolby, 49, handed in his resignation as both a district councillor and as a Sleaford town councillor on Thursday.

He told the Target he had decided to step down to spend more time on his accountancy firm, Ian Dolby Business Services Ltd.

Mr Dolby said: “I work loads and business has got busier and busier so I need to concentrate my time on that. I haven’t managed to make it to a few of the meetings and I just haven’t got the time to commit to being a councillor anymore.”

Mr Dolby was arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children on December 14 last year.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Police can confirm that a 49-year-old man from Sleaford was arrested in December last year on suspicion of possession of indecent images. He has been bailed until May.”

According to Mr Dolby’s attendance record on Sleaford Town Council’s website he was present at four out of 13 Full Council meetings in the last year.

And a spokesperson at North Kesteven District Council confirmed that Mr Dolby had not attended a council meeting there since October, 29, 2013.

Mr Dolby is due to answer bail on May 16.

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