Uproar As Hancock Given Green Light To Stand.

There's uproar in Portsmouth tonight after Mike Hancock was given the green light to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the city's Fratton ward next May despite ongoing allegations of sexual assault hanging over him, tbg can reveal.

His alleged victim who was present at the hearing at the Civic Offices at 10.30am this morning has called the decision by Lib Dem councillors, Terry Hall and Les Stevens, "disgraceful and disgusting."

And the committee's Tory Chairman Donna Jones has also voiced concern saying that - "Despite having the tools to deal with the matter today Portsmouth City Council has failed to do so."

And in a dramatic new twist tonight, the man who produced the report, Nigel Pascoe QC, has told tbg that far from being discussed by the committee in private, he thinks it should be discussed by the full council in public, such is its seriousness.

Mr Hancock was not present at the meeting and a few minutes ago the Portsmouth North PPC John Ferrett added his voice to the growing concern at Hancock getting off again.