A COUNCIL licensing officer has been suspended following allegations against the staff member.
Newcastle Borough Council has taken the action while an internal investigation into the issue takes place.
It is understood that the allegations against the officer relate to the borough council’s issuing of licences to taxi drivers.
A borough council spokesman said: “We can confirm that a member of staff has been suspended while an investigation takes place.
“As this is still under way it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”
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