Monday 8th July, 2019
Five people have been arrested and questioned over alleged accounting fraud at the Patisserie Valerie chain, the Serious Fraud Office has said.
The high street café chain collapsed in January after a multi million pound gap was discovered in the firm’s accounts.
The company which had 206 outlets and 3,000 staff was bought out of administration by an Irish private equity firm, after it was put up for sale earlier this year.
Luke Johnson, Patisserie Valerie's former chairman and a columnist for The Sunday Times, was not among those arrested, according to the newspaper.