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League Against Cruel Sports chief arrested

The former head of campaigns and communications at the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Shooting Times reported last week (Campaigns chief sacked, 23 November) that Steve Taylor had been sacked by the animal rights charity for gross misconduct following a disciplinary investigation concerning expenses claims.

A spokeswoman for Surrey Police said: ?A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud after Surrey Police received concerns regarding financial irregularities at an organisation based in Waverley.

?The 35-year-old man from Saltash, Cornwall, has been released on bail pending further inquiries, to return to Guildford police station.? Shortly after Taylor?s dismissal, LACS confirmed that it had passed his disciplinary papers on to the police and to the regulatory body the Charity Commission.

The rest of this article appears in the 30th November issue of Shooting Times.

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