Police emailed ‘propaganda’

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A COMPLAINT has been made to Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles after claims a police email service was used to ‘spread propaganda’ about a leisure centre closure.

Julia Cambridge, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate in Chesterfield, said people had complained to her after receiving a message about the plans, forwarded by Derbyshire Police.

Queen’s Park sports centre is set to be knocked down and replaced with a smaller building under plans which have drawn fierce opposition.

Ms Cambridge said: “I will be asking Mr Charles why a community crime webpage has suddenly become a mouthpiece for Chesterfield’s Labour council to spread propaganda.”

Derbyshire Police said that it had a close working relationship with Chesterfield Council.