A WREXHAM councillor has expressed his relief after being told no further action will be taken against him following an allegation of assault.

Cllr Paul Rogers was suspended from the Welsh Conservatives last week following his arrest in connection with an alleged incident at an address in Brymbo - the village he represents on Wrexham Council.

However, North Wales Police have today confirmed that no further action will be taken against the 33-year-old former Welsh Assembly candidate.

Cllr Rogers is still listed as a non-aligned independent on the local authority's website, but said he hopes to be reinstated once party procedure is concluded.

He said: "Following the recent false allegation I would like to thank North Wales Police and also thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.

"Obviously the party now has to follow its internal procedures."

A police spokesman said: "The allegation of assault has been investigated and no further action will be taken. The matter is closed."

Cllr Rogers was previously a member of the council's executive board, but stepped down from his role as lead member for youth services and anti-poverty in February on the grounds of work commitments and to spend more time on ward issues.

He was first elected to the authority in 2008 as its youngest councillor at the age of 22, and was re-elected in May last year with 50 per cent of the vote.

In 2011 he ran to become an Assembly Member in the Clwyd South constituency, finishing second to Labour AM Ken Skates.

A spokesman for the Welsh Conservatives said: “The suspension of Paul Rogers will be reviewed shortly.”