Former Ibrox owner detained

Ex-Rangers chief executive Green due in court after arrest

charles GreenFormer Rangers chief executive Charles Green has been detained by Police Scotland who are making enquiries into the 2012 takeover of the club.

Green has been held at a station in Livingston since early today and will appear at Glasgow Sheriff court tomorrow.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland can confirm a 62-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with an ongoing investigation into the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2012. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Separately, former owner, Craig Whyte, who led the club into administration in February 2012, tonight arrived Govan Police Station in Glasgow.

Green acquired the club from the administrators but he stepped down as the following year amid allegations that he had links with Whyte, which he denied. Under Green, Rangers spent £70 million in less than 18 months.

It is understood that former Rangers co-administrator David Whitehouse, was also detained.

Whyte has previously appeared in court charged with fraud following an investigation into the purchase of Rangers Football Club in 2011.

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