A computer memory stick, which contained personal and bank details about Council staff and members, went missing last week.
It eventually turned up; we are told, locked away in a cupboard. The police had been called in and a letter was about to be sent to all staff and members asking them to inform their banks.
The incident is being taken very seriously and an investigation is underway to determine the sequence of events. The memory stick was not encrypted and was part of the back up system for the Council’s payroll system.