'Recording device' found in MP's toilet

Published Friday, 16 November 2012
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A recording device, thought to be a camera, is understood to have been found in the toilets of a DUP MP's constituency office toilet - leading to the arrest of his political advisor.

'Recording device' found in MP's toilet
David McConaghie, who has left his position as a senior advisor to a DUP MP. (© Pacemaker)

The Belfast Telegraph reports that 47-year-old David McConaghie was arrested in connection with the discovery at Upper Bann MP David Simpson's office in Portadown.

It is understood that Mr McConaghie, who is also a Free Presbyterian minister and a member of the Caleb Foundation, was questioned on suspicion of voyeurism and later released.

He left his position as David Simpson's chief of staff after his arrest nearly two months ago.

In a statement, police only confirmed that they had received a report of "an incident" at premises in the Thomas Street area of Portadown on 25 September.

A 47-year-old man was later arrested and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Mr Simpson confirmed to the newspaper that he made the report to police and that officers were investigating an individual who no longer works for him, nor holds any office in the DUP.

A solicitor for Mr McConaghie said that his client "has not been charged with anything" and that he would not be making further comment.

© UTV News
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