CHESHIRE Police are looking into yet another issue at Cheshire East Council.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Kath O'Dwyer, acting chief executive of CEC, confirmed that the council has handed over a matter regarding 'historical land transactions' to officers.

She said: "As a result of a targeted, forensic audit of historical land transactions, I can confirm that we have now referred a further matter to Cheshire police who will consider whether or not there are grounds to investigate.

“It would not be appropriate for me to expand on this further and, therefore, there will be no further comment from the council at this time.”

Police had already been looking into six matters regarding CEC.

They involved the awarding of contracts, manipulation of air quality data, a land purchase agreement in Middlewich, grant funding to improve car parking arrangements at a primary school in Wistaston - plus two more matters that were passed to police in March.

An investigation on the awarding of CEC contracts to Core Fit, a company run by then-council leader Michael Jones’ physiotherapist Amanda Morris, led to a file being handed over to the Crown Prosecution Service in June.