Police raid Sports Direct headquarters

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Reports are emerging that Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook has been raided by police.

It is understood that detectives from Scotland travelled down to the company offices to gather information relating to the former owners of Rangers Football Club, Craig Whyte and Charles Green.

Sports Direct supremo, Mike Ashley, is also a major shareholder in the Glasgow football club, as well as Newcastle United.

A statement from Sports Direct reads: “The premises of Sports Direct at Shirebrook were visited by Police Scotland conducting an investigation relating to Glasgow Rangers FC and various persons previously employed by and or associated with Rangers.

“The police investigation is not directed at Sports Direct or at any of its directors or employees. The police were seeking documentation which might assist the investigation.

“Sports Direct has co-operated fully and will continue to co-operate in the provision of information that the police request.”

Billionaire Mike Ashley has almost a nine per cent stake in the Ibrox club and has control of the club’s retail operations.