A TORY councillor has been suspended by the Conservative Party after making inappropriate posts on social media.

Roger Bennett, a conservative councillor for Redditch and currently the town's mayor, has been suspended.

A Conservative party spokesman said: "Cllr Roger Bennett has been suspended as a member of the Conservative Party due to inappropriate posts on social media."

It is believed Mr Bennett will now sit an as independent councillor.

It is unsure if Mr Bennett, ward councillor for Headless Cross and Oakenshaw, plans to carry on as Redditch mayor.

The Advertiser has approach Mr Bennett for comment.