Former Rotherham United player in ‘fixing’ probe

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Former Rotherham United footballer Delroy Facey has been arrested as part of a police probe into alleged football match fixing.

Facey, who played for Rotherham between 2006 and 2007 - making 40 appearances and scoring 10 goals - is among six people arrested as part of a National Crime Agency crackdown on a suspected international betting syndicate.

The footballer, who now plays for Bradford-based Albion Sports, is a football agent.

He was arrested following an investigation by the Daily Telegraph during which undercover reporters discussed the possibility of influencing the scores of lower-league English games for as little as £50,000.

A spokesman for the NCA said: “Six men have been arrested as part of an NCA investigation into alleged football match fixing. The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate.

“The NCA is working closely with the Gambling Commission and the Football Association. This is an active investigation and we are unable to provide further detail at this time.”

In a secretly filmed meeting, an alleged fixer from Singapore claimed gamblers could stand to make hundreds of thousands of pounds using insider information to place bets with Asian companies.