Mayor's car write-off to remain a mystery to public
4:30pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
THE Vale Council has announced it will not be revealing the results of its "full investigation" into how the mayor's car ended up a write-off.
The authority confirmed the investigation into the incident - which took place in public view at the Barry Waterfront Morrisons' car park on September 13 - had been completed, but the issue was a "staff matter" and no more details would be revealed.
Firefighters and paramedics attended the scene following a report that the mayor's official black jaguar car had collided with a bollard just before 5.50pm.
A 53-year-old male was removed from the vehicle, by cutting off the roof, in response to a precautionary request from medics concerned about spinal or neck injury.
A Vale Council spokeswoman said: "When a staff issue is investigated by an employer the member of staff has a right, under data protection legislation, to expect confidentiality from their employer.
"The council is committed to transparency, but obviously it can not share personal medical or employment details with the public."