A FORMER Swindon mayor has been given a police caution after being arrested on suspicion of kerb crawling.

Penhill councillor David Glaholm was stopped by police in the town's red light district on Sunday, June 17.

He was released on police bail to return to Gablecross police station on Wednesday where he was given the caution.

Coun Glaholm says the matter is now closed.

Police spokesman Martin Dunscombe said: "A 60-year-old man arrested and subsequently bailed in connection with an incident in the Broadgreen area of Swindon returned to a Wiltshire Police Station on Wednesday.

"He received a formal police caution and no further action will be taken against him."

The father-of-two, who has been married for more than 30 years, said: "The only thing I am going to say is that I haven't been charged and the matter is closed and my solicitor advised me to make no further comment and I won't.

"I'm simply saying I haven't been charged and the matter's closed."

Coun Glaholm, who recently left the Labour Party to become an independent councillor, had previously said he would robustly defend his actions.

Speaking just after his arrest last month he said: "I don't want to say too much, other than, yes an incident occurred and I will be robustly defending my actions.

"I am hoping that the thing will be cleared up without any legal action."

Coun Glaholm was first elected in 1971. He became a member of Wiltshire County Council in 1979 before being elected to Thamesdown Council in 1989. He became Mayor of Thamesdown in May 1994.