Donna Jones, chair of the committee investigating Hancock, was damning in her conclusions:
“Myself and two other councillors have concluded that the report was comprehensive enough and a hearing will take place in the next few weeks.
“Cllr Hancock and/or his legal advisers will have the opportunity to respond to the report, and question witnesses and the report’s author.
“The hearings sub-committee will then make a final decision. It would not be appropriate to make a decision on publication of the report until the process is concluded.”