Racing: Police make 11th arrest in race-fixing inquiry

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AN 11TH man has been arrested as part of the ongoing Scotland Yard investigation into allegations of race-fixing. The man, reportedly a close friend of some leading jockeys and bookmakers, had his South-West London home raided by detectives in July. He was believed to be in Spain at the time of the raid.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard yesterday confirmed: "A 52-year-old man who attended a Central London police station with his lawyer was arrested at approximately 11am [on Wednesday] in connection with cases of doping at two racecourses in March 1997 and instances of alleged race-fixing. He has been bailed to return in October."

The arrest was the latest made in connection with the case which first saw jockeys Jamie Osborne, Dean Gallagher and Leighton Aspell among four people held in dawn raids on 27 January. Aspell was later released from bail without further questioning.

The Yard spokesman added: "A number of addresses have been searched and enquiries are continuing."