Ex-Safeway executives face legal action from their former employer as the Morrisons-owned retailer bids to recoup millions of pounds it was fined over alleged price-fixing of dairy products.

The supermarket, which was snapped up by Morrisons in 2003, is trying to recover fines worth up to £16m for agreeing with rivals to set prices for dairy goods, according to the Financial Times.

Former chairman David Webster is among those in the firing line, alongside another 10 former staff. Webster said he would “vigorously defend” himself against the claim.

Asda and Sainsbury's were also among the retailers fined by the Office of Fair Trading after admitting to the price-fixing charges.

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