No charges in Stoke-on-Trent City Council contract probe
Four men arrested in an inquiry into contract tendering processes at Stoke City Council will not face charges.
Staffordshire Police said it began an investigation in 2010 after a number of complaints over the tendering processes linked to demolition work.
The force said it submitted a report to the Crown Prosecution Service, which has decided not to prosecute.
The four men, who were due to answer bail this week, have been released from their conditions without charge.
Two other men who had been arrested in connection with the investigation were previously released from their bail conditions without charge.
Staffordshire Police said it had carried out a "protracted investigation" over the complaints.
The CPS is still reviewing evidence from the force concerning a related investigation into the tendering processes linked to particular redevelopment projects undertaken by the council in 2008, a police spokesman said.