In a strange turn of events, a councillors has launched a complaint about himself.

The complaint was revealed at a meeting of Maldon District Council's Joint Standards Committee yesterday (October 27), which moved to exclude the press and public.

Chair of the meeting, Councillor Michael Helm announced the item saying: "It relates to a complaint made by a councillor against himself and another councillor, the two complaints are connected

"I believe should be dealt with as a private and confidential matter."

The agenda for the meeting was published last week, revealing that committee members would hear the complaints in private.

The names of the councillors concerned have not yet been revealed.