Investigation by City of London Police into fraud and corruption in Cotswold Water Park concludes there should be no further action due to lack of evidence
9:14am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Cotswolds news
AN INDEPENDENT review of two investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption at the Cotswold Water Park Society (CWPS) has advised that there should be no further action.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says that other lines of enquiry are not justified following two investigations at the society – the first by Gloucestershire Constabulary and the other by the City of London Police (CoLP). It says there was “no compelling evidence” to support allegations about local public officials Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Assistant Chief Constable, Richard Berry, said the advice from the CPS and the review by the City of London Police meant the Constabulary had now brought the matter to a close.
“This complex and lengthy inquiry has finally come to an end and the outcome of our initial investigation has been confirmed,” he said.
“We take allegations made to us very seriously. In this case, we investigated the initial claims. To gain an impartial perspective on our investigation, we asked the City of London Police – who are very experienced in fraud & corruption enquiries – to review it.
“That City of London Police inquiry was passed to the CPS for review. The CPS confirmed that the inquiry had not omitted any significant areas and that there are no further lines of enquiry to take. We consider that the matter is now at a close.
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