Three bailed in £2m VAT fraud inquiry

Three people arrested on suspicion of attempting to steal almost £2m in false tax claims have been released on bail.

A man, 29, and woman, 31, both from Swadlincote, Derbyshire and a man, 48, from Staffordshire were detained on Monday in a police operation.

The arrests followed an inquiry into false claims for VAT repayment related to the sale of large screen electronic advertising space.

The three people have now been bailed until 30 September.

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