Stoke & Staffordshire

Man held over Stoke-on-Trent City Council contracts probe

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into Stoke-on-Trent City Council's contract tendering process.

Staffordshire Police said a 49-year-old from the county was arrested and later released on bail to a date in late October.

Last year, six council workers were suspended and a man arrested in connection with an inquiry into tendering process for demolition work.

The Audit Commission also seized a number of files at the council offices.

A police spokesman said: "In the course of ongoing investigations, a 49-year-old man from Staffordshire has been arrested and bailed, pending further inquiries, as part of the ongoing police investigation into corrupt tendering practices at Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

"He has been bailed to a date in late October."

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