Search

Trio in court over Olympic Stadium spying allegations

11:32 28 November 2012

The Olympic Stadium. Picture: Andy Wilkes

The Olympic Stadium. Picture: Andy Wilkes

Archant

Three men have appeared in court in connection with spying allegations surrounding the first bidding process for the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

Howard Hill, 58, from Stockport, a former partner at accountancy firm PKF, Richard Michael Forrest, 30, of Crawley and Lee Stewart, 39, from Esher, are charhed with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

The trio appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today for a brief hearing, and were released on unconditional bail to re-appear at Southwark Crown Court on February 1.

Prosecutors claim that they were involved in a conspiracy to get confidential information about “figures in the public eye” by pretending to be those people.

Hill, Forrest and Stewart were arrested earlier this month by detectives investigating claims made by West Ham United and the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).

OPLC chairman Baroness Ford claimed last year that Spurs had all 14 members of her board monitored by private investigators, but the north London club has always denied this.

Tottenham lost out to West Ham in the race to become the OPLC’s first choice to move into the stadium after the Olympics.

The deal with West Ham and Newham Council to use the stadium in Stratford, east London, after the 2012 Games collapsed in October last year.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

51 minutes ago
Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people, at the Shipman Youth Centre in Prince Regent Lane

As part of our new Minds Matter mental health campaign, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE explores rising needs among children and young people in Newham and finds that almost £1million is being allocated to provide help and support

Newham Council
Yesterday, 19:00
Protesters and supporters outside Stratford Magistrates' Court in April

Eight protesters cleared of any wrongdoing for their part in a Docklands arms fair protest will not face a retrial after a judge refused an appeal lodged by the Crown.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 17:53
Proposed Silvertown Thames tunnel crossing

The new Mayor of London has come under fire today from the Green party for “failing to stop work” on the proposed Silvertown Tunnel after taking office.

Sadiq Khan
Yesterday, 17:06
Dr Ruth Cherrington

An academic from the University of East London has spoken out in support of a recent BBC documentary about the declining white working class population in Newham.

University of East London

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe