Woman Charged Over Poll 'Assault'

A former council leader has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault at a polling station.

Marie Rimmer, 67, a former leader of St Helens council in Merseyside, was arrested this afternoon after a woman was allegedly assaulted near Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow.

The centre, in the city's Amulree Street, was being used as a polling station for people to cast their votes in the Scottish independence referendum.

Rimmer is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a later date.

A police spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a 67-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a female following an incident at Shettleston Community Centre in Amulree Street, Glasgow, around 1pm today.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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