Councillor suspended over claims he set fire to front door of massage parlour

A Labour councillor has been suspended after allegedly setting fire to the front door of a massage parlour.

Keith Moore, 74, is accused of setting fire to the door at Discretion Massage on Edgar Street in Hull.

Mr Moore, who is also accused of stalking, appeared in court last week.

He currently serves on Goole Town Council but today it was confirmed he has now been suspended by the party, according to Hull Live.

It is believed the suspension is pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.

It is not known whether Mr Moore, from Hooke, will continue working in his role as town councillor of North Ward in Goole while the proceedings are still ongoing.

He made his first court appearance at Hull Magistrates' Court on October 25.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: "A man has been charged with arson and stalking following an incident in Edgar Street, Hull.

"Keith Moore, 74, of Garth Lane, Hook appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 25 and was granted conditional bail. He is due to appear at Hull Crown Court at a later date.

"On Wednesday, September 1 it is reported that the doorway of a premises was set on fire causing damage to the exterior of the property."

Police have issued an urgent appeal for information following the attack, and confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the incident.

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Mr Moore is a long-serving member of Goole Town Council and was one of many local councillors to add his name to a list of councillors endorsing Jeremy Corbyn.

He has also campaigned for local issues such as speed limits on dangerous roads and spoke about Goole’s flood defences over the years.

Mr Moore will next appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday, November 22.

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