THE British National Party candidate for Liverpool mayor Mike Whitby who was arrested on suspicion of election fraud will not face charges after the Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to take the case through the courts.
Mike Whitby was arrested at his home in North Wales on suspicion of offences under the Representation of the People Act just days before the May poll.
North Wales Police had to break down his door after he refused to co-operate with plain clothes Merseyside officers who wanted to question him about allegations that city residents who had signed his nomination papers had not been told he represented the far right extremist party.
Today the BNP’s website claimed Mr Whitby would be suing police on several grounds including that he had to live for four months with the “trauma” of not having a front door after a battering ram was used to break it down following a six-hour stand off.
Officers from Special Branch had launched an investigation after people living in three streets in Wavertree told the ECHO they were misled into signing Mr Whitby’s papers.
Some residents said they would definitely not have signed the form if they knew which party Mr Whitby represented as they had black and Asian relatives.
But this week the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence to proceed with a criminal trial.
The BNP’s website claimed: “Mike will definitely be suing the police for aggravated burglary, threatening, violent and destructive behaviour, assault and battery, false arrest, kidnap, unlawful incarceration, damage to individuals and their home, including the distress and trauma of being without any front doors, for four months.”