Third man arrested in UK Olympic surveillance case

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LONDON (AP) -- A third person has been arrested in connection with allegations that Premier League soccer club Tottenham spied on officials during its failed bid to take over London's Olympic Stadium after the Games.

Tottenham was accused of ordering surveillance on all 14 members of the Olympic Park Legacy Company's board during the stadium bidding process. Spurs denied the allegation, made by company chair Margaret Ford during a London Assembly committee hearing last year.

Two people were held in November in connection with the illegal procurement of information.

Now police say they also arrested a 57-year-old man Wednesday in Cheshire "on suspicion of fraud offenses."