A BOROUGH boss has repeated his caution to councillors about interfering in its complaints process.

Ribble Valley chief executive Marshal Scott issued the warning in a report to its Accounts and Audit Committee on a revising the council's code of conduct.

The review follows a November 2017 complaint by former planning chairman Sue Bibby alleging bullying by former leader Ken Hind which remains unresolved.

Mr Hind, who stood down as leader in December after the Lancashire Telegraph revealed the complaint, has repeatedly objected to the investigation.

Mr Scott's report recalls his September 2018 warning about the 'undermining' of the inquiry and of 'intimidation' related to it.

It says: "The council must manage these potential conflicts by having procedures in place, which are based on tested nationally recognised models, rather than creating a bespoke procedure for each complaint."

Former Democratic Conservative councillor Terry Hill said: "This this a clear warning to councillors not to interfere in the complaints procedure after Ken's behaviour."

Mr Hind declined to comment.