Four people have been arrested over an alleged attempt to swindle the Viking FM Mystery Voices, worth £22,000. A station employee, a police officer and two are members of North Yorkshire Police support staff have been bailed pending further inquiries into allegations about the jackpot.
Managing director, Mike Bawden told the Yorkshire Post: "Viking FM understands that a number of arrests have been made following an investigation into matters surrounding our Mystery Voices competition earlier this year. This investigation has the full support of everyone at the station. For 22 years, Viking FM has been responsible for thousands of successful, innovative, big-prize competitions throughout the region. These have generated incredible interest, produced many happy winners and, most importantly, been managed with the utmost professionalism.
"We, therefore, strongly believe it is in the interests of our listeners and the integrity of the station that no stone should be left unturned until this matter is resolved. A new set of celebrities are currently being used for a new Mystery Voices competition, which began in August."
Mr Bawden added: "Whatever the outcome of this investigation, the current Mystery Voices competition continues with great success and popularity and we do not envisage any reason for that to change. In the meantime, as this matter is currently in the hands of North Yorkshire Police, no further comment is possible."