Sandwell councillor Bob Piper, who the SKWAWKBOX revealed last month was to be charged with under hate-crime legislation – has been suspended by the Labour Party ahead of his court appearance later this month.
Mr Piper was contacted by the SKWAWKBOX about his suspension, but declined to comment except to thank locals who have supported him:
I have been overwhelmed by the messages and offers of support from Party members, council colleagues, my branch and people in the Ward.Bob Piper
Piper’s case on two counts of racially-aggravated harassment is set to be heard 16 January.
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