Police charge trio over Olympic Stadium allegations

By Rob Virtue on November 14, 2012 4:24 PM |


Fraud charges have been brought against three people following allegations made by West Ham United FC and the Olympic Park Legacy Company that they may have been spied on.

The claims arose over the east London side's bid to take over the Olympic Stadium post-Games.

OPLC chairwoman Baroness Ford alleged last November Tottenham Hotspur had all 14 members of its board monitored by private investigators. West Ham also claimed information was obtained unlawfully.

Tottenham, who also bidded for ownership of the stadium, deny any wrongdoing.

Richard Michael Forrest, 30, unemployed, of Furzefield, Crawley, West Sussex, and Lee Stewart, 39, of More Lane, Esher, Surrey, are both charged with one count of conspiracy with to commit fraud by false representation.

Howard Hill, 58, of Shrigley Road South, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

They will all appear will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 28.