No Irons arrests after HMRC day of drama


stadiumWest Ham’s top brass are tonight relaxed after a day of  high drama which saw HMRC officers stage swoops on the London Stadium and Rush Green Training Centre.

The 30 or so officers arrived at 8 am but after nearly 12 hours there have been no arrests and not a single laptop, PC or portable phone has been taken away for further investigation!

The numbers of investigating officers dwindled during the day and the Rush Green complex was “free of them ” towards lunchtime whilst about ten remained at the stadium offices.

Print-outs of two or three deals were taken away as life slowly returned to normal with one insider revealing that the atmosphere is “relaxed” and we have cooperated and assisted every step of the way.

Officers visited various offices at the stadium and the club’s finance  team were thought to have been prominent in helping.

One source told us: “To be honest it felt like a huge fishing exercise, we don’t know what it’s all about to be honest but are assisting wherever and whenever asked.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • taybridge says:

    Dan Roan won’t be happy DORK he needs to get over Tevez

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    No arrests,what you mean Gold,Sullivan and Brady aint in the Tower Of London getting shat on by ravens.The nappy fillers will be gutted 😂

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I suspect it is more smoke and mirrors by the current government based on May’s claims she will go after the rich and the tax dodgers, whilst at the same time reducing the amount of people in the teams that can tackle tax avoidance, avoidance is another word for dodging not sure why they call it avoidance it is tax dodging and should be referrred to as that. What an awful election choice vote for the nasty party or the other nasty party Labour, not sure about everyone else but I have no faith in any of them, we should have the right to vote for none of the above and if none of the above win the election the incumbants have to leave power. I would also like to see a version of question time which is the opposite of their usual yes/no game rubbish wherby if they refused to answer questions with a yes or a no a person would come on wearing oversized boxing gloves, its a knockout style and punch them in the face, the gloves could get progressively smaller the more they refuse to answer… I am rambling on I have got election madness !!!

  • baddowhammer says:

    On BBC news at ten they showed Hmrc plods taking six or seven bags full of IT equipment from London Stadium, or was It clever editing.COYI

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