7:44 am, Sat 16 Feb 2013
The three men arrested on suspicion of fraud offences in relation to the horsemeat scandal have been released on bail pending further inquiries, Dyfed-Powys Police said.
The men, two aged 64 and 42 from the Aberystwyth area and one aged 63 and from West Yorkshire were
arrested on Thursday 14th February.
They will return to answer bail in Aberystwyth at a later date.
8:43 pm, Fri 15 Feb 2013
Three men who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act remain in police custody tonight.
Dafydd Raw-Rees, 64, the owner of Farmbox Meats near Aberystwyth, was arrested along with a 42-year-old man.
A 63-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of the same offence at Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Both plants were inspected on Tuesday by the Food Standards Agency
8:23 pm, Thu 14 Feb 2013
Police arrested the men after it emerged a significant amount of horse meat containing the painkiller "bute" could have been entering the food chain for some time.
Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre in Aberystwyth
Credit: Press Association
Authorities in Britain and France are trying to trace the carcasses of six horses contaminated with bute - which were slaughtered in a UK abattoir and may have entered the human food chain across the Channel.
6:10 pm, Thu 14 Feb 2013
Three men have been arrested at meat plants inspected by the Food Standards Agency, Dyfed-Powys Police said.
Two men have been arrested at Farmhouse Meats near Aberystywth, west Wales and another man has been arrested at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
All three have been arrested on suspicion of fraud, and are being interviewed by police and FSA staff.