Ex-Bridlington minister arrested over drug allegations

Bradford Council - Coun the Rev Paul Flowers.
Bradford Council - Coun the Rev Paul Flowers.

Former Bridlington Methodist Minister Paul Flowers has been arrested in connection with a drugs supply investigation police have said.

The ex-Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers was been detained by West Yorkshire Police in Merseyside last night (Thursday 21 November) and is being questioned.

The 63-year-old was allegedly filmed giving £300 for cocaine and talking about buying other drugs.

His arrest comes as the Co-op seeks to regain £31,000 paid to Mr Flowers following his resignation from his role at the bank in June.

Previously he served as superintendent of Bridlington Methodist Circuit, working at churches in Sewerby, Flamborough and Bridlington, before leaving the town in 1999.