Adam Werritty could face fraud probe over Fox business card

FOREIGN secretary William Hague has dismissed claims that Liam Fox and his best man were trying to run their own foreign policy operation as it emerged that Adam Werritty could be investigated for fraud.

Hague told the BBC it was “fanciful” to suggest one minister could run a separate policy. It came as police confirmed they could investigate Werritty over allegations of fraud. Labour MP John Mann has asked officers to look into Werritty’s use of business cards which wrongly claimed he was an adviser to Fox.

A City of London Police spokesman said the force had received one allegation of fraud and the economic crime team will decide whether it is “appropriate” to investigate. Fox resigned on Friday over revelations about his relationship with Werrity