COUNCILLOR Phil Davies has been suspended by the Labour Party after he was arrested following an altercation with a neighbour.

Cllr Davies, who represents the Old Town ward and sits on the planning board, was suspended on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the police said a Barnsley man was arrested on suspicion of displacing a residential occupier. He was later released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A Labour spokesman said: "In light of allegations made against Cllr Philip Davies, he has been suspended by the Labour Party with immediate effect pending results of the investigation."