COUNCILLOR David Small, a Redditch councillor who lives in the town, was voluntarily interviewed by West Mercia police officers on Friday after concerns were raised by a member of the public over allegedly racist and offensive comments.

The comments were said to have been made on a social networking site, and in a radio interview earlier in the week.

A property in Redditch was searched by police for evidence gathering purposes.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell, North Worcestershire police commander, said: "Once all investigations are complete a file will be submitted to the CPS for their consideration."