Six people have been arrested in Nottinghamshire as part of a police investigation into fraud which also involves allegations of electoral offences.
Arrests were also made amid inquiries into misconduct in public office, ‘electoral offences’, money laundering and perverting the course of justice.
Nottinghamshire Police made the arrests on Wednesday (November 16), and searched four addresses across Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Underwood and Stanton Hill.
Among the six arrested were two men, aged in their 20s and 40s, and three women aged in their 30s and 70s.
All of them were questioned on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and misconduct in public office.
All three women were also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, with one of the women aged in her 30s and a man in his 50s also questioned on fraud and electoral offences.
All six people have since been released while police continue to conduct their inquiries.
Nottinghamshire Police said: “Police arrested six people and searched four properties on Wednesday, November 16 as part of ongoing investigations into allegations of fraud.
“Warrants were simultaneously executed at addresses in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Underwood, and Stanton Hill.
“Two men, aged in their 20s and 40s, and three women, aged in their 30s and 70s, are being questioned on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and misconduct in public office.
“All three women were additionally arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
“A man aged in his 50s and one of the women, aged in her 30s, were arrested on suspicion of fraud and electoral offences.
“All six were arrested and have now been released while the investigation and inquiries are continuing.”
No further details about the specific offences have been released.