Officer held in corruption probe

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A senior police officer has been suspended from duty following a corruption investigation, police said today.

Greater Manchester Police inspector Mohammed Razaq, 51, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and misconduct in a public office.



The officer, who heads GMP's Bolton West neighbourhood division, was questioned by his force's professional standards branch earlier this week.



Another man, aged 52, was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice as part of the same probe.



Both have been bailed pending further inquiries.



A GMP spokesman said: "Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.



"One of them, a 51-year-old man who is also a serving officer from Bolton, was also arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.



"He and a 52-year-old man have been bailed pending further inquiries.



"Inquiries into the incident are ongoing."