Police still looking for ex-Calderdale councillor who failed to turn up for court

A former Calderdale councillor charged with more than 60 offences is still missing after he did not attend his first court appearance.

By sarah fitton
Friday, 29th April 2022, 5:47 pm

As reported by the Courier, an arrest warrant for Rob Holden, 49 and of Row Lane in Sowerby Bridge, was issued on Wednesday when he failed to turn up for the hearing at Bradford Magistrates Court.

Police have said this afternoon that he is still being sought .

Holden, who was an Independent councillor for Ryburn on the borough council and also a member of Ripponden Parish Council, has been charged with 31 voyeurism offences, three indecent images offences and 32 computer misuse offences.

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Former Calderdale councillor Rob Holden

He resigned his seats on both Calderdale Council and Ripponden Parish Council last year.