Two arrests made during police investigation of martial arts charity

North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man and a woman, both in their 50s, in connection with an investigation into the Jack Raine Community Foundation

Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a York-based martial arts charity.

A 55-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman have both been arrested by the North Yorkshire Police force as part of its investigation into the Jack Raine Community Foundation. They have been bailed until 4 July. It has not been made public what connection the two have with the charity.

The foundation is the subject of a Charity Commission inquiry, which began after the police informed the regulator that they were conducting a financial investigation of the charity.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said today: "A 55-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with a financial investigation involving a York charity. Both have been released on bail as enquiries continue."

According to the Charity Commission website, the Jack Raine Community Foundation had an income of £215,392 and spent £217,034 in the year to 1 February 2016.

The Jack Raine Community Foundation did not respond to a request for comment from Third Sector before the publication of this story.

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