THREE Caerphilly council executives appeared in court this morning charged with misconduct.

Michael Anthony O'Sullivan 55, of Merthyr Tydfil, Nigel Barnett 51, of Aberbargoed and Daniel Perkins 48, of Brynmawr, are each charged with misconduct in public office between June 1, 2012 and October, 10, 2012.

The three who appeared at Bristol Magistrates court, are charged with preventing proper scrutiny of the senior officer pay award.

The case was sent to crown court and the three were granted unconditional bail until their next appearance at Bristol Crown Court on May 13, 2014.