Mr Alston said: "Councillor Bass was subject to prolonged and significant nuisance phone calls and correspondence to his family home and, for understandable reasons, he brought this to the attention of Essex Police.
"Following your complaint about your arrest and the search of your home, the Essex Police professional standards department investigated the matter, and found the search of your house was unlawful.
"It has now been made clear to me by the Essex Police legal team that the grounds used for arresting you 'do not withstand scrutiny'.
"In short, the view of the force solicitor is that your arrest was unlawful.
"I share the Essex Police judgement that the mistakes made were the result of lack of officer knowledge and supervision.
"I do not believe these mistakes were the result of undue influence having been applied."Right. It's just pure coincidence that Essex Farce happens to be incompetent in just this way, eh?
Want to buy this, Mr Alston? It'd look good over the Thames Estuary...
"It is essential Essex Police learns from their errors, and I have been informed management action has been taken against the key officers and supervisors involved."Essex Police, learn from their errors?
The former Met Police officer has suggested he may pursue a further compensation claim against Essex Police following the unlawful arrest admission.*orders large bag of popcorn*