Former EastEnders actress arrested on suspicion of ‘large-scale fraud’ in early morning raid of her London home
- The actress is said to have played a main character in the well-known soap
- Specialist officers are believed to have taken away documents and devices
- She was taken to a custody centre in Gravesend, Kent, before being released
- A police investigation is now underway into the alleged fraud conspiracy
An ex-EastEnders star has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of ‘large-scale fraud’ following an early morning raid on her London home.
Officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (Ersou) are said to have arrested the actress in Woodford Green on Friday.
The actress reportedly played a main character in the BBC1 soap and has been a household name on British television, The Sun reports.
Documents and electronic devices are said to have been taken away by officers from the address, although specifics about the allegations have not been made available, according to the newspaper.
Ersou, which has confirmed news of the arrest and ongoing investigation, is tasked with fighting organised crime and counter terrorism policing.
A former EastEnders actress was arrested on suspicion of a ‘large-scale fraud’ following an early morning raid on her Woodford Green home on Friday
It also has a dedicated economic crime team which tackles offences such as fraud and money laundering, as well as enforcing the latest Proceeds of Crime Act legislation.
The actress is said to have been taken to a custody centre at Gravesend police station in Kent, before being released under investigation later that day.
MailOnline has contacted Ersou and representatives for EastEnders.
The ex-EastEnders star is said to have been taken to a custody centre at Gravesend police station in Kent, before being released under investigation later that day