G4S staff arrested after alleged Silverstone theft

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TWO G4S employees have been arrested by detectives after they were called in to investigate an alleged theft from Silverstone race track.

Detectives were called in on October 30, following a theft, which is believed to be worth several thousands of pounds.

Two men, aged 42 and 43, were arrested and have since been released on bail.

A spokesman for the security firm, which received criticism in the run ups to the Olympics, confirmed the pair have been suspended pending the outcome of the police probe.

A G4S spokesman said: “We have informed the police of a theft at Silverstone and can confirm that two members of staff have been suspended while an investigation takes place.

“While that investigation is underway it would be inappropriate to comment further, other than to reiterate that we expect our staff to uphold the highest standards of integrity and service, and we will not hesitate to take the strongest action where find these standards not to have been met.”

The arrests come after a sub-contractor working for G4S, which runs security at the Northamptonshire race circuit, was issued with a reprimand for stealing a camera from a spectator’s bag during the British Grand Prix in July this year.