28 Nov 2013

UK police arrest 6 in football fixing probe

4:50 pm on 28 November 2013

Six men have been arrested by British police investigating alleged match fixing in English football.

At least three footballers are reported to be among those held.

The arrests follow an undercover investigation by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The BBC reports the men have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) The footballers are reportedly not linked to professional clubs.

The NCA said the focus of the operation was a suspected international illegal betting syndicate.

The NCA was launched this year to fight organised and serious crime. It said it was working closely with the Gambling Commission and the Football Association.

The Football Association said it has been made aware of the arrests.