Three charged with fraud after probe into Spurs spying claims

THREE men have been charged with fraud after a probe into claims people working for Tottenham spied on officials during their failed bid for the Olympic Stadium.

Police investigated after allegations from West Ham and the Olympic Park Legacy Company, the body formerly in charge of deciding the stadium’s destiny.

The trio have been charged with illegally obtaining information about the stadium bidding process and are due to appear in court on 28 November.

The men were named as Howard Hill, 58 of Stockport, Richard Forrest, 30, from Crawley and Lee Stewart, 39, of Esher.

Hill is a former employee of accountants PKF, who were engaged by Tottenham during the bidding process. The Premier League club has denied any wrongdoing.