The leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, has spent the night behind bars after he was arrested and cautioned for assaulting his 16-year-old stepdaughter.
Sir Richard spent nearly 20 hours in custody after being arrested on Monday night.
Police were called to his home in Crumpsall, north Manchester, after receiving a call claiming a 16-year-old girl had been assaulted.
He was taken to Pendleton Police station in Salford where he spent the night before being questioned by officers.
Sir Richard, 58, was released just before 7pm last night after accepting a caution, which is an admission of guilt.
It is understood he struck his stepdaughter during a row, causing a small injury to her ear.
He left the station in a vehicle, avoiding waiting photographers....