Former Sheffield United striker arrested as Scottish police probe 'match fixing' allegations

Marc McNulty, the former Sheffield United striker, was arrested by police in Scotland ‘probing allegations of match-fixing’, according to reports.
Marc McNulty in his Sheffield United days - Blades Sports PhotographyMarc McNulty in his Sheffield United days - Blades Sports Photography
Marc McNulty in his Sheffield United days - Blades Sports Photography

The Scottish Sun reported today that police are investigating bets on players picking up bookings, amongst other claims.

McNulty, a full Scottish international, was at Bramall Lane for three years and later played for clubs including Coventry, Portsmouth and Sunderland.

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He is currently at Reading but spent time last season on loan at Hibernian, and has been released pending further inquiries.

A police spokesperson confirmed: “Police Scotland is investigating reported incidents relating to gambling in sport.

“As part of the ongoing inquiry officers searched a number of properties in the Edinburgh and Forth Valley areas on Wednesday, September 23.

“Two men, aged 21 and 28, have been arrested and released pending further inquiries.”

A number of properties in and around Edinburgh were searched as part of an ongoing investigation.

The Sun on Sunday reported that computer equipment was taken away to be analysed.