Councillor accused of karate threat cleared
A COUNCILLOR accused of threatening to use karate on a housing developer has been cleared of wrongdoing, the Press and Journal can reveal.
Watchdogs have ruled that Michael Watt did not contravene the councillors’ strict code of conduct when he was involved in a toe-to-toe spat with the boss of a construction firm. The Standards Commission was asked to investigate the Independent Fraserburgh councillor following a complaint last year.
John Smith, director of Peterhead-based Claymore Homes, alleged Councillor Watt had been verbally abusive, raised his fists and threatened him.
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