Man arrested in investigation into Baroness Michelle Mone-linked firm PPE Medpro | EUROtoday

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A 46-year-old man has been arrested as a part of an investigation into the procurement of contracts by the corporate PPE Medpro, which offered private protecting tools through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The consortium is led by Baroness Michelle Mone’s husband, Doug Barrowman, 59, and was awarded contracts price greater than £200 million to produce robes and face masks.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) mentioned on Wednesday: “A 46-year-old man from Barnet, London, was arrested this morning at his home address as part of an on-going NCA investigation into suspected criminal offences committed in the procurement of PPE contracts by PPE Medpro.

“He is currently being interviewed by NCA officers.”

Baroness Mone and her husband have denied any wrongdoing (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Baroness Mone and her husband have denied any wrongdoing (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)

Baroness Mone, 52, and her husband have confronted controversy over the so-called “VIP lane” contracts granted to some suppliers through the coronavirus pandemic, after she advisable the corporate to ministers.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has since issued breach of contract proceedings over the 2020 deal on the provision of robes.

Assets linked to the couple had been frozen in January whereas the investigation continues, with the Financial Times reporting that this included a Belgravia townhouse and an property on the Isle of Man.

Both Lady Mone and Mr Barrowman deny any wrongdoing.