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Football: Blackburn striker Campbell arrested in match-fixing probe

Published on Dec 9, 2013 6:15 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Former English Premier League striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a match-fixing investigation, his club Blackburn Rovers said on Monday.

"Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested," the Championship (second division) club said in a statement. "The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Sunday it had launched a second probe into alleged match-fixing in English soccer after a Sunday newspaper claimed a player told an undercover reporter he could guarantee certain events in a Championship match.

The NCA confirmed on Sunday that six people had been arrested following the Sun on Sunday investigation.

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