Edinburgh council worker in housing repair scam probe

An Edinburgh City Council employee is being investigated by police after allegations of a housing repair scam worth more than £4m.

The worker has been suspended during a probe into claims he received money from a firm for awarding them contracts without putting the work out to tender.

Other allegations included overcharging for work and repairs not being up to standard.

The council said it took "appropriate action" pending the investigation.

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