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Blues bosses arrested by police

Karren Brady and David Sullivan
Brady and Sullivan say they are "committed to helping police"

Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan and managing director Karren Brady have been arrested and questioned by police.

City of London Police investigating alleged corruption in English football said they arrested a man, 59, and a woman, 39, on Wednesday.

The pair were questioned in connection with allegations of false accounting and conspiracy to defraud.

A club statement said it was "fully committed to helping police with their inquiries". Both were bailed.

The statement said: "David Sullivan and Karren Brady on behalf of Birmingham City Football Club were invited to co-operate with a City of London Police investigation and have happily done so.

"By longstanding appointment, they have willingly attended interviews today."

Last month police raided Birmingham City FC in an "ongoing investigation into football corruption".

Seven other people are currently on bail as part of the investigation by City of London Police.

Among those previously arrested during the investigation are Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp, the club's chief executive Peter Storrie and former chairman Milan Mandaric.

Former Portsmouth midfielder Amdy Faye, a Senegalese international, has also been questioned by police.




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