The Oxford Mail report: 

CONSULTANTS hired to investigate inappropriate comments made by the city’s former mayor cost taxpayers £15,780.

But council leaders have defended the spending saying it was necessary to avoid allegations of bias if its own staff had investigated former Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Armitage.

Mr Armitage was accused of telling a 13-year-old girl at an Iffley Road sporting event last June, “It’s sexy when you bend down like that.”

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