Council Names Hancock Sex Victim.



TBG can sensationally reveal that bosses at Portsmouth City Council have dropped a huge clanger by NAMING the woman Mike Hancock is accused of sexually assaulting.

Even though the 1992 Sexual Offences Act gives her a lifetime anonymity a document about advice given by Ian Wise QC included her details ONLINE.

Now a complaint about the matter has been passed on to Council Chief Executive David Williams.

tbg can also disclose that the investigation by Portsmouth City Council into Hancock's conduct is almost certain to be delayed on fresh legal advice.

The council's Governance, Audit and Standards Committee was due to make a decison as regards Hancock when it was scheduled to meet on Friday November 15th.

However, its now set to meet on Thursday to decide on the new way forward after legal advice received by the council suggested that there "Is a risk of inconsistent decisions being made."

The case has already costs Portsmouth taxpayers an estimated £50,000 and Tory Chairman Donna Jones is fuming.

The Tory Group Leader told tbg this morning - "I am not sure why the sub-committee is being asked to make a decision about this."

"We have already resolved this."

"It is in the public interest and in the interest of the alleged victim that this case is concluded as a matter of urgency."

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