Three men have been arrested in Wales and Yorkshire as part of UK investigations into horsemeat being passed off as beef and sold for burgers and kebabs.

Two men, aged 64 and 42, were arrested at Farmbox Meats near Aberystwyth and one man, aged 63, was arrested at Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in West Yorkshire today.

Both companies were raided by the Food Standards Agency on Tuesday (12 February) and their operations suspended.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the three men were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act and were currently being detained at Aberystwyth police station, where they would be questioned together.

On Tuesday, the FSA said it had raided Farmbox Meats and Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse to determine “the circumstances through which meat products, purporting to be beef for kebabs and burgers, were sold when they were in fact horse”.

Farmbox Meats and Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse denied any wrongdoing after the FSA raids on Tuesday.