Filed: Sunday, 3rd July 2011
By: Staff Writer
West Ham have called in Police to investigate claims that personal information was illegally obtained by agents acting on behalf of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
It was revealed last night that Tottenham recently hired a corporate intelligence agency to obtain private information - including bank statements, utility bills and other personal information - belonging to employees of West Ham United FC and the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).
West Ham responded immediately by stating that the revelations were being ' treating with the utmost seriousness', adding that 'we will take the strongest action possible as well as involve the police and the data protection registrar'.
And less that 12 hours after the story first broke, that is exactly what the club has done with Police called in to investigate the Sunday Times' claims, according to Paul Smith of the Mirror who spoke to David Sullivan earlier today.
Meanwhile Tottenham, who instigated the entire murky process have thus far failed to comment.
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10:14PM 3rd Jul 2011
''All a bit murky. Why cant the Desperate Dildo Duo do anything right...not forgetting the well past her sell by date, K Brady.
West Ham at the most may be embarrassed...but the Spurs might need to dig up some damn good excuses for their illegal efforts to get private information. Thy have put their foot right in it, unless there are more revelations to come...then who knows?''
07:42PM 3rd Jul 2011
''This Olympic Stadium issue is becoming a farce. How the rest of the football world must be sniggering behind our backs. How about us Spurs fans and you Hammers fans reach an agreement that, provided both our Boards resign, we will become community owned clubs and we will happily, contentedly and peacefully share the stadium together? ''
by frontwheel 2
07:23PM 3rd Jul 2011
''James, I think that worry will be yours.''
by g portugal
06:39PM 3rd Jul 2011
''Let he who cast the first stone. If you make allegations you better have the facts right. And don't come crying when we prosecute, sue, fine and JAIL those who 1. printed lies and 2. used illegal means to 'back up' their so-called 'evidence' (which really isn't evidence at all).
You think you're clever Levy? You think you're clever London 'Times'? We'll see how clever you are when you have to make multi-million pound payouts. Now you're going to need to raise the price of Modric that much higher, Levy, because yet again you've scored an own goal.''
04:49PM 3rd Jul 2011
''£20k may be peanuts to this woman but if it involved just handing over some documents then even someone rich would do that work if they lacked the morals. Why was this woman suspended if she had no access whatsoever to the documents? What's there to worry about?''
by Mr Tickle
03:14PM 3rd Jul 2011
''Unless Spurs requested that the detectives illegally obtain such information they are not at fault. The investigation will be conducted against the actions of the hired investigators. It does not however change information that has been turned up. I hope you lot make it back up next season.''
03:05PM 3rd Jul 2011
''@Spambuster: they're denying all claims of any wrongdoing. What they hired Knight to do had nothing to do with the bid - and she had never any contact with sensitive information. ''
01:48PM 3rd Jul 2011
''Well this is all very confusing, perhaps intentionally so. Karren Brady happily spoke at length about how Spurs should not be allowed to demolish a £500m stadium when she knew very well it was a £350m site (with all the preparation) and £150m Meccano stadium, designed to be taken apart. They are not even putting toilets in the things because it was always to be taken apart.
Now the mistress of obfuscation goes on the attack with the idea that no-one will ask too many questions about why these payments were not revealed. Also, I am not sure there is anything to be concerned about with the private eyes being on board before the vote; the Times suggests they were brought on then as the Spurs team were concerned about West Ham knowing about the details of the Spurs' bid. The article also reports that the payments for the construction consultation began before West Ham had won the bid, now that could cause some eyebrows to be raised but again could be innocent.
The simple answer is the Government owes it to the taxpayers who are funding Seb Coe's little jaunt to raise as much as it can, regardless of use or anything else.''
01:25PM 3rd Jul 2011
''I notice that Sullivan & Gold are not denying any of the allegations, they are just objecting to how the information may have been obtained.''
01:12PM 3rd Jul 2011
''I hope dirty little Spurs get points taken away...''
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