UKIP candidate for Mayor of Lewisham arrested over alleged sex assault on Bulgarian homeless man

Peter Lello

Peter Lello

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The UKIP candidate to be Mayor of Lewisham has been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on a homeless Bulgarian man.

Civil servant Peter Lello was arrested on May 15 after an allegation of sexual assault made four days earlier.

The assault is alleged to have taken place either on the evening of May 2 or the early hours of May 3 at an address in Lewisham.

Mr Lello, who has been bailed until June, is standing to be Mayor of Lewisham in today's elections, up against the likes of incumbent Sir Steve Bullock and the Lib Dems' Duwayne Brooks.

He is also UKIP's campaign manager in Lewisham and is a council candidate in today's election for the borough's Grove Park ward.

The Deptford resident, who is gay, told News Shopper earlier this month that one of his priorities if elected would be crime and policing.

Government officials refused to confirm reports that Mr Lello had been suspended from his job in the Export Credits Guarantee Department.

A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesman said: "It's now a police matter. We are not commenting any further."

- News Shopper is awaiting a response from Mr Lello.

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9:35am Thu 22 May 14

Mr Mills says...

I have mixed feelings about this article. With so much smearing recently I can't help but feel this has been published at a very convenient time.
I have mixed feelings about this article. With so much smearing recently I can't help but feel this has been published at a very convenient time. Mr Mills
  • Score: 42

10:03am Thu 22 May 14

7bc5c9e2@opayq.com says...

Really? All this comes out on election day? I smell a rat.
Really? All this comes out on election day? I smell a rat. 7bc5c9e2@opayq.com
  • Score: 31

10:26am Thu 22 May 14

ade12001 says...

Something we would assume was common with the Lib Dems reading what happened with their once heavyweight champion of Rochdale !
Something we would assume was common with the Lib Dems reading what happened with their once heavyweight champion of Rochdale ! ade12001
  • Score: 27

11:11am Thu 22 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

The controlled media are so scared that they will print anything with RACIST! to mind program people to not vote for something different. It's the same with obama 'change' nothing changed except got worse. Any party that are a threat call them 'racist' watch the useful idiots come a running.
The controlled media are so scared that they will print anything with RACIST! to mind program people to not vote for something different. It's the same with obama 'change' nothing changed except got worse. Any party that are a threat call them 'racist' watch the useful idiots come a running. white rabbit9
  • Score: -6

12:31pm Thu 22 May 14

ms day says...

SMEAR I THINK .VOTE UKIP TODAY.LETS NOT FORGET LEE RIGBY RIP
SMEAR I THINK .VOTE UKIP TODAY.LETS NOT FORGET LEE RIGBY RIP ms day
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Thu 22 May 14

Crayman says...

Sick of the party politics because a new party has the cheek to challenge. I will vote UKIP whatever they print
Sick of the party politics because a new party has the cheek to challenge. I will vote UKIP whatever they print Crayman
  • Score: 11

9:26am Fri 23 May 14

Right Handed Thread says...

Wait until the General election comes along!!!! cameron clegg an milliband are pooping their pants now, all their cronies will be pooping it too!!! the "right" wing parties will sweep the dirt of corruption out of office!!! too bad gypo joe looks like your'e done!!!! stick a fork in the toasted gypo joe the resident racist poster name!!!! yeeeeeeeharrrrrr!!!!
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Wait until the General election comes along!!!! cameron clegg an milliband are pooping their pants now, all their cronies will be pooping it too!!! the "right" wing parties will sweep the dirt of corruption out of office!!! too bad gypo joe looks like your'e done!!!! stick a fork in the toasted gypo joe the resident racist poster name!!!! yeeeeeeeharrrrrr!!!! ! Right Handed Thread
  • Score: -1

10:51am Fri 23 May 14

toomush2drink says...

Articles like this shouldnt be allowed unless someone is actually charged, being arrested isnt a crime.
Articles like this shouldnt be allowed unless someone is actually charged, being arrested isnt a crime. toomush2drink
  • Score: 4

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