EXCLUSIVE: Council say Hancock is Footing Legal Bill.

TBG can exclusively reveal today that according to an email to tbg from the Strategic Director, City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer for Portsmouth City Council, Michael Lawther, poor Mike Hancock is having to foot the legal bill for his defence against claims of sexual assault HIMSELF.

Up until now it was thought that these legal expenses might be being paid for by the council itself.

It's sure gonna be costing Mike a good few bob.