SDLP Derry City Councillor, Jimmy Carr, has denied any involvement in ‘questionable’ messages which appeared on a council issued iPad.
The iPad is now in the possession of the PSNI.
A spokesperson for the SDLP said: “We can confirm that there is a suggestion that these messages appear to be linked to Jimmy Carr.
“Jimmy Carr has denied involvement to the party and has told the party that he is willing to co-operate with both the PSNI and Derry City Council (DCC).”
“An SDLP Councillor last week alerted a Senior Council Officer to the fact that non-council related messages of a questionable and personal nature had appeared on a council issued device. The device was handed in with the recommendation that it be referred to the police. The party has also notified the police and will co-operate in any investigation.”
When contacted by The Derry Journal yesterday evening a council spokesperson said council was aware of the incident.
“Derry City Council was made aware of an issue in relation to a council owned iPad. No complaint had been received in relation to any elected member nor has council commenced any investigation into any elected member.”
Meanwhile, police confirmed to The Derry Journal that they are in possession of the iPad. A spokesperson said: “The PSNI is in possession of an iPad and consideration is being given to examining it to establish whether any criminal offence has occurred.”