Man arrested on suspicion of fraud

Man arrested over financial irregularities Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police investigating financial irregularities at a mortgage company on Wearside have made an arrest.

The 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Earlier this week officers carried out searches at a business and residential address linked to the Washington Mortgage Centre.

They say they'd received a number of allegations of financial irregularity relating to investments made through the company over a number of years.