Man arrested for suspected fraud following claims by Hammers and the 2012 legacy company

Police have today arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of fraud following allegations by West Ham United Football Club and the Olympic Park Legacy Company that information was unlawfully obtained.

It follows a probe launched in August by Scotland Yard’s Economic Specialist Crime Command.

The arrest is 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.

Scotland Yard, in a statement this afternoon said the man was arrested at an address in Sussex and is currently in custody. Homes and businesses in the county have been raided along with addresses in Sutton, Surrey, and Westminster.

Tottenham Hotspur FC told the BBC that the club “totally rejects the accusation in the strongest possible terms.”

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.