A senior Liverpool Council officer has been arrested along with two prominent businessmen, the ECHO understands.
Detectives swooped to arrest the council officer this morning in relation to a bribery and corruption investigation.
Two businessmen, a woman and a fifth man were also arrested as part of the investigation.
It is understood that the arrests are connected to a police investigation into a proposed training academy in the Kirkdale area of Liverpool.
Earlier this year the ECHO revealed how the academy, which was aiming to train around 100 unemployed people, was not built.
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