THE former clerk of Malvern town council will be taking the council to an employment tribunal alleging unfair dismissal.

The council announced on Friday that Richard Chapman's employment had been terminated with immediate effect.

Today, Mr Chapman issued his own statement saying: "It is with regret that I will be lodging a complaint with the Employment Tribunal in Birmingham for unfair dismissal.

"As the tribunal will be heard in public all allegations and the actions of MTC will legitimately be in the public domain.

"I would like to thank all residents of Malvern who have, and continue, to support me."