The council's deputy leader has stepped down from the cabinet today, Thursday, after he was reportedly arrested yesterday, Wednesday.

Labour Cllr Tamoor Tariq, deputy leader and cabinet member for health and wellbeing, who represents Redvales, is no longer serving in the cabinet for "personal reasons".

Labour also confirmed he has had the whip withdrawn pending a further investigation.

A party spokesperson said: “Cllr Tamoor Tariq has stepped back from Bury cabinet with immediate effect for personal reasons.”

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed police were called to an address on Gigg Lane in Bury yesterday morning, Wednesday. 

A GMP spokesperson said: "Greater Manchester Police arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of stalking and harassment.

"He has since been released on police bail pending further investigation."

Cllr Tariq has been approached for a comment about the situation.