Police raid Unite union headquarters in London as officers are seen leaving with files
Police raid Unite union headquarters in London as officers are seen leaving with files, paper and a computer during an investigation into a member of staff
- Union Unite says anonymous employee is under criminal investigation
- Their office at union headquarters in Holborn was searched under warrant
- Up to 20 officers reportedly left with boxes of files, paper and a computer
Police raided the Unite union headquarters in London – with up to 20 officers leaving with boxes of files, paper and a computer, it was reported today.
Unite said an unnamed employee was under criminal investigation and his office at the union’s base in Holborn had been searched by detectives under warrant.
Two police vans and a number of unmarked police cars were involved in yesterday’s operation, led by South Wales Police, Sky News reported.
The Unite union headquarters in Holborn, central London, is pictured (file image)
A Unite spokesman said today: ‘A Unite employee is the subject of a criminal investigation by police. On Wednesday April 6, the employee’s office at Unite’s headquarters in Holborn London was searched and searched by police under warrant.
Unite was formed in 2007 when the Transport and General Workers’ Union merged with Amicus, and it is Britain’s second largest union with 1.24 million members.
Unite’s general secretary is Sharon Graham, who was elected in August 2021 and succeeded Len McCluskey, who had led the union since 2011. But there is no indication that either Ms Graham or Mr McCluskey face a investigation.