Former Bolton Striker Delroy Facey Among Six Arrested Over English Match Fixing Scandal

Arrests follow Daily Telegraph investigation.

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Former Bolton striker Delroy Facey is reportedly one of six arrested in relation to an English match fixing scandal according to the Daily Star.

The NCA (National Crime Agency) are said to have acted upon footage revealed by the Daily Telegraph appearing to show a ‘fixer’ from Singapore explaining how football matches were to be rigged.

Of the six three are said to be current footballers and 33 year old Facey, not an agent, is also said to be among those arrested.

An NCA spokesperson said: “Six men have been arrested across the country as part of an NCA investigation into alleged football match fixing.

“The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate.

“The NCA is working closely with the Gambling Commission and the Football Association.

“This is an active investigation and we are unable to provide further detail at this time.”

In the secretly-filmed encounter, the fixer claims that lower league matches could be fixed for as little as £50,000.

Sky News claims that the matches involve clubs in the English Football Conference

An FA spokesman said: “The FA has been made aware of a number of arrests in relation to an NCA investigation.

“We have worked closely with the authorities in relation to these allegations.

“The FA will make no further comment at this time due to ongoing investigations.”

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