The deputy mayor of Andover has been released without charge after being arrested at the weekend.

Police were called at 4.25pm on Sunday, February 7 to reports of a public order incident.

Cllr Lauren Banville was arrested on suspicion of harassment and was later released without charge.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We were called shortly after 4.25pm on Sunday 7 February to a report of a public order incident taking place on Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth.

“Officers attended and arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of harassment and use of threatening/abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

“She has been released with no further action being taken against her.

“The incident remains under investigation.”

The incident follows one that took place last month, where the councillor was released without charge following a domestic dispute.

Regarding this arrest, Cllr Banville said previously that she was present in Portsmouth to collect her son after an arranged weekend with his father.

She said: "I can confirm that after a thorough investigation they [police] found no evidence of any such behaviours.

"My reason for being at the address was to collect my son who was due home on Sunday after spending an arranged weekend with Dad."

Cllr Banville was contacted for comment.