A Stevenage man has been arrested in connection with a fraud and money laundering investigation.

The investigation was led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Raids were conducted this morning (Thursday, February 9) at houses in Hatfield and Stevenage.

Investigators from ERSOU’s Regional Organised Crime Unit arrested the 45-year-old man on suspicion of money laundering.

He was subsequently taken to a local police station for further questioning.

A business address in Hatfield was also searched by officers.

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Across the three addresses, devices and documents were seized and will be reviewed by ERSOU’s specialist investigators.

Detective Inspector Steve Payne, from ERSOU, said: “Today’s activity is part of an investigation into fraud and money laundering, and we continue to follow several lines of enquiry.

“It’s vital that we all remain vigilant to the threat of fraud – always take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or personal details.

“For further information on how to protect yourself from fraud, please visit your local police force’s website or visit actionfraud.police.uk.”