Peter Hoskin

And now the police step in...

And now the police step in...
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It's emerged that Lee Jasper has been suspended from his role as Ken Livingstone's race adviser, as police investigate a number of suspect spending decisions that he had a hand in.

This is the last thing Livingstone needed.  He's come under heavy fire recently, but he can expect much worse now there's the whiff of a criminal investigation around his team.  Guido's already got his teeth stuck in - pointing out that Livingstone gave his fullest backing to Jasper only 12 hours ago...