Loan shark suspect arrested after raid at Sunderland home

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A WEARSIDE woman has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), working in partnership with Sunderland Trading Standards and Northumbria Police, executed a warrant at the 60-year-old’s Sunderland home, and seized cash and documentation.

She was released on bail after being questioned. A spokesperson for Sunderland City Council said “Anyone who suspects unlicensed money lending should report it either to the council or the Illegal Money Lending Team hotline on 0300 555 2222 as soon as possible.”