Brighton striker arrested for tax fraud

Glenn Murray and his wife have been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud totalling £1.1m.

“A husband and wife have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £1.1 million tax fraud,” said an HMRC spokesperson. “The couple were interviewed by HMRC and have both been released under investigation.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax and VAT, and cheating the public revenue. The woman was arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax, and cheating the public revenue.”

The 34-year-old striker rejoined Brighton in January 2017 and is the Seagulls’ top scorer this season with seven goals in all competitions.

Murray and his wife both refused to comment on the events.