UK PM's Security Officer Arrested Over Betting

A security officer for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office over allegations that he placed a wager on the upcoming elections.

News of the arrest comes as the Metropolitan police revealed that they had been working with the UK Gambling Commission after Sunak's aide Craig Williams placed a £100 bet on the country having elections in July three days before the date was officially announced. That investigation led to the security officer who serves under the Metropolitan Police's Royalty and Specialist Protection Command.

The Gambling Commission is still working on the investigation and is working with betting operators to look through bets on election dates to determine if there were any other breaches.

In a statement, the Metropolitan police said: "The matter was immediately referred to officers in the Met's directorate of professional standards, who opened an investigation, and the officer was also removed from operational duties.

"The Gambling Commission continues to lead the investigation into the alleged betting offences, and our investigation is running in parallel to that."

Casino Listings News is following this story and will be updating readers as appropriate.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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