05/08/2014

PSNI Arrest Staff Member Over Vehicle Contracts

PSNI Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch have arrested a 54-year-old member of staff in County Antrim as part of ongoing investigations into the awarding of police vehicle contracts.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office and has been taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning.

The move follows the arrest of seven men earlier this year, including a 48-year-old police officer, a retired police officer and a 37-year-old member of police staff.

The PSNI said the police officer and 37-year-old have been suspended.

Detectives are also preparing files on all seven suspects for submission to the Public Prosecution Service

A further file is being prepared on a 49-year-old man following inquiries into bribery and misconduct in public office, as initiated by the investigation. The man voluntarily attended a police station in Belfast last week for interview.

(IT/MH)

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