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A man and a woman have been arrested during dawn raids earlier this week, by Officers investigating a £2.9million tax fraud operation.

The pair were detained after searches of residential and business properties in Cheadle Hulme near Stockport, on Tuesday July 11.

Cash, computers and both personal and business records were seized by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs officers.

The investigation is looking into the suspected false declaration of true income.

Paul Maybury, Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said, “The vast majority of taxpayers pay the tax they owe, but where we suspect people aren’t doing that we will not hesitate to use the full range of our powers to investigate and recover any revenue losses quickly and effectively.

“Individuals who attempt to hide their true income should know they face prosecution. If anyone has information about tax fraud, we encourage them to contact us on 0800 788 887.”

The 37 and 50 year olds have since been released pending further enquiries.

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