Man held in betting fraud probe

  • Last Updated: January 13 2014, 12:05 GMT

A Chinese man was detained at a Sky Bet League 1 match by investigators probing an alleged overseas betting syndicate fraud.

Action from Sunday's clash between Coventry and Crawley
Action from Sunday's clash between Coventry and Crawley

He was held during the Coventry City v Crawley Town match at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton yesterday, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Sussex Police said the man was not arrested but was spoken to by the FA Fraud unit in relation to an alleged overseas betting syndicate fraud.

A police spokesman said: "He was not arrested and was not linked to any club.

"This is part of an ongoing investigation by the FA into betting syndicate fraud, and Northampton and Sussex Police officers were there to support the FA fraud team in dealing with the man and obtaining his information."