Suffolk jockey Fallon charged in probe

SUFFOLK-based former champion jockey Kieren Fallon was this morning charged as part of an investigation into alleged horse racing corruption, police said.

SUFFOLK-based former champion jockey Kieren Fallon was this morning charged as part of an investigation into alleged horse racing corruption, police said.

Fallon, who lives in Cowlinge, near Newmarket, was one of 28 people who answered bail at Bishopsgate police station in London in connection with the inquiry.

The six-times champion jockey, who won the Irish Derby yesterday, was charged with conspiracy to defraud, police revealed.

Former racing syndicate director Miles Rodgers was also charged with conspiracy to defraud and an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.


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The City of London Police investigation - codenamed Operation Crypton - has been hanging over the sport for more than two years.

The inquiry has been looking at more than 80 races and more than 130 officers have worked on the case.

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