4th arrest in 2012 stadium spying row

4th arrest in 2012 stadium spying row

LONDON - Reuters
4th arrest in 2012 stadium spying row

The Olympic stadium, built for this summer’s Games, has been the subject of a controversy between English football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.

British police arrested a fourth man yesterday as part of an investigation into allegations of spying during a fiercely contested bid process to select who will move into London’s Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games.

A 45-year-old man was detained in south London.

It is the fourth arrest since November following allegations by football club West Ham United and the public body the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) in respect of the unlawful obtaining of information.
OPLC chairwoman Margaret Ford has accused Tottenham Hotspur of putting all her 14 board members under surveillance.

The arrests are the latest twist in a bitter dispute over who should move into the 438 million pound main stadium on the Olympic Park in east London once the athletes have gone home.