Police have launched an inquiry into an incident of alleged electoral malpractice in the re-run Tower Hamlets mayoral election campaign.

The investigation is into allegations that election leaflets of Independent candidate Rabina Khan were distributed neatly folded inside newsletters from Tower Hamlets Homes, the body which runs the borough's housing. Khan, a former member of disgraced Mayor Lutfur Rahman's banned Tower Hamlets First party has denied any knowledge of the incidents.

Hundreds of Khan's election leaflets have been allegedly distributed through letterboxes on the Green Bank Estate, placed among routine information documents from council's housing body.

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