Paul Flowers drug allegtionsA former Bradford councillor and Co-op Bank chairman has been released on bail in connection with a drugs supply investigation.

Paul Flowers, 63, was filmed allegedly handing over £300 for cocaine and discussing the purchase of other illegal drugs last year.

Flowers arrived at Leeds Stainbeck Police Station on January 14, to answer bail after being arrested in November.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: “A 63-year-old man, from Bradford, who was arrested in Liverpool in November as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of drug supply offences made in a national newspaper answered bail today at a West Yorkshire police station and has now been bailed pending further enquiries.”