Hull man arrested as part of £4m tax fraud investigation


Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by KCFM

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HM Revenue and Customs arrested the Hull man who has since been released on bail.

The 40 year old was one of ten people taken into custody as part of a nationwide clamp down on VAT and money laundering fraud linked to the transport industry.

Eight addresses across Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Essex and Yorkshire were searched yesterday, as well as four addresses in Counties Tyrone and Down.

The operation involved a joint effort from Northern Ireland, Cambridgeshire and Surrey police officers.

In a statement, Stuart Taylor, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigation, HMRC, said:

“This action sends a firm message to anyone involved in or considering fraud against HMRC. We treat this crime very seriously and will not hesitate to investigate those suspected of stealing money from vital public services.

“Anyone with information about people who may be involved in tax fraud can contact the Tax Evasion Hotline on 0800 788 887.”

All ten people were questioned by HMRC and have been released on bail.

Computers, mobile phones and paperwork, as well as cash, were seized as part of the operation.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Published: Friday 26th June 2015 by KCFM

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