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Caerphilly head of legal reported for summons as top officers charged

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Avon and Somerset Police have charged the chief executive and assistant chief executive at Caerphilly Council with misconduct in a public office and reported the authority’s head of legal for summons in connection with the same offence.

The charges follow an investigation conducted at the request of Gwent Police. The misconduct is alleged to have taken place between June and October 2012.

A statement issued by Avon and Somerset said: “Having reviewed the police file, Nicola Haywood, head of the Crown Prosecution Service’s South West Complex Casework Unit, felt there was sufficient evidence and it was in the public interest to charge Michael Anthony O’Sullivan, aged 54 of Merthyr Tydfil; Nigel Barnett, aged 51, of Bargoed in Mid-Glamorgan; and report for summons Daniel Perkins, aged 48, of Brynmawr, Gwent.

“All three are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates court on April 22 2014.”