Wales

Treorchy Male Voice Choir's accounts investigated by police

A police investigation has been launched after serious discrepancies were uncovered in the financial accounts of the Treorchy Male Voice Choir.

The choir contacted the police after the discrepancies - understood to involve thousands of pounds - were found by members in a recent audit.

South Wales Police officers say two people have voluntarily attended a police station for questioning.

No arrests have been made.

In a statement, a South Wales Police spokesperson said: "Allegations which relate to irregularities into the handling of Treorchy Male Voice Choir's accounts are being investigated by South Wales Police.

"Officers are working closely with its members, as yet nobody has been arrested in connection with the investigation."

A spokesman for the choir said: "Treorchy Male Choir can confirm it has contacted South Wales Police after serious accounting discrepancies were identified by members of the organisation following a recent audit of funds.

"The matter is now subject to an ongoing police investigation and as such, it would be inappropriate to comment further.

"Treorchy Male Choir wishes to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that it remains committed to enhancing its reputation as a thriving, high-profile musical organisation.

"It remains dedicated to the pursuit of the very highest standard of musical performance and remains equally as committed to its ongoing charity work."

The Treorchy choir is known around the world as one of the foremost Welsh male voice choirs, touring Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.

The singers have appeared in countless film and television broadcasts as well as several Royal Command Performances.

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