Cleveland Police officers arrested in funds probe

Two men who have worked for Cleveland Police have been arrested during an investigation into the misuse of funds.

The pair, one a serving officer, the other a former officer were released on bail while inquiries continue.

Cleveland Police said the serving officer had been suspended while inquiries were ongoing, but had since been re-instated.

The force said a file was being prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service.

A statement from Cleveland Police said: "We can confirm a serving police officer and a former police officer have been arrested and released on bail in relation to misappropriation of public funds."

The move is not connected to the arrest in August of Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard on suspicion of corrupt practice, misconduct and fraud.

Both deny any wrongdoing, and remain on bail. They have been suspended from the force.

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