Deputy provost arrested after man 'sexually assaulted'
Aberdeen councillor Alan Donnelly, 64, has been suspended by the Scottish Conservatives.
A deputy lord provost has resigned after being arrested over allegations he sexually assaulted a man after a remembrance event.
Aberdeen councillor Alan Donnelly, who has been suspended by the Scottish Conservatives, allegedly acted in a sexual manner towards the man at the city's Trinity Hall.
Officers have arrested and charged the 64-year-old following the alleged incident in November.
Mr Donnelly, who represents the Torry and Ferryhill ward, has also resigned from his post as deputy lord provost.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault.
"The incident happened in November 2018 at Trinity Hall, Holburn Street, Aberdeen, and was reported to police in January 2019, when an investigation began.
"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."
A statement issued on behalf of Mr Donnelly read: "Councillor Donnelly has today resigned his post as depute provost of Aberdeen.
"He maintains his innocence and will be making no further comment at this time."
A Scottish Conservative party spokesman said: "Councillor Donnelly remains suspended from the party pending the outcome of criminal proceedings."