New arrest in Olympic Stadium fraud probe

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud following allegations by West Ham United Football Club and the Olympic Park Legacy Company that information was unlawfully obtained.

The 39-year-old was taken into custody from an address in Surrey yesterday.

He was later released on bail until a date in mid February 2012.

A man aged 29 was arrested in Sussex earlier this month on similar allegations following a probe launched in August by Scotland Yard’s Economic Specialist Crime Command.

The arrests are believed to centre on claims made earlier by Baroness Ford at the London Assembly that Tottenham Hotspur, who were involved in a fight for the Olympic Stadium, had the 14-strong board of the legacy company monitored by private investigators.

Spurs and Leyton Orient launched a battle against the Hammers after they were chosen to take over the stadium post-Games.

There is a new bidding process to find a future tenant.

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In a statement today Scotland Yard confirmed the second arrest “on suspicion of fraud offences.”