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Raid appeal rejected


Filed: Wednesday, 4th October 2017
By: Staff Writer


Newcastle United have lost a High Court challenge relating to documents seized from St James' Park earlier this year by HMRC agents.

Both Newcastle and West Ham's offices at the Olympic Stadium were raided by Customs back in April in relation to a nationwide investigation into fraud.

The North East club opted to challenge the investigators in Court, claiming that the raid was illegal. However their complaints were thrown out after judges agreed that warrants pertaining to the uninvited intrusion "were lawfully issued".

Documents relating to financial records plus computers and phones were seized by HMRC agents during the raids, which also saw several individuals arrested before later being released without charge.

The tax agency have been unable to examine the evidence since, as a result of a string of court orders being issued on behalf of Newcastle.

West Ham have not commented on the raids - said to relate to transfers from mainland Europe and unpaid taxes - since the Olympic Stadium was busted.

The deals involving Dimitri Payet's 10.5million switch from Marseille and Demba Ba's 2011 sale to Newcastle were said to be under particularly close scrutiny - although some 150 transfers were reported to be under the spotlight.





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