Police conduct review of Super League club’s dealings

West Yorkshire Police have completed a review about Wakefield’s deal to buy Belle Vue in 2019.

The West Yorkshire club, as a result, will not be investigated, the Yorkshire Post has revealed.

Wakefield bought the old ground from property developer Manni Hussain for £3m, with the deal being funded by a loan from Wakefield Council.

That move was down to the collapse of Trinity’s new community stadium, but last June the LDRS revealed that the deal was being investigated by organised crime detectives at the National Crime Agency (NCA), as part of a wider investigation into Mr Hussain’s business empire.

Officials from both Trinity and Wakefield Council were understood to have been spoken to by detectives with the NCA recouping £10m in property and cash from Hussain – £600,000 of which came from the sale of Belle Vue.

West Yorkshire Police then reviewed allegations relating to the deal in December of last year.

In a brief statement the force said: “West Yorkshire Police has concluded its review of information received. No investigation has commenced as a result of that review.”

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