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Lee was once ranked fifth in the world
Snooker player Stephen Lee has been arrested following an investigation into suspicious betting patterns.
West Midlands Police confirmed that the player, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and ranked number 25 in the world, was arrested on Thursday.
A spokesman said: "A 35-year-old man from Wiltshire was arrested on Thursday 11 February on suspicion of cheating."
He said the arrest followed a joint operation with the Gambling Commission over concerns about betting patterns.
The father-of-four was once ranked fifth in the world.
World Snooker, the commercial arm of governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), said it was awaiting further developments.
"We are aware of the recent news articles concerning match fixing and are awaiting further reports," a statement said.
"In instances where the Gambling Commission commences an investigation into a match, the WPBSA works together with the commission to assist in its inquiries and the WPBSA will hold its own investigation open pending the conclusion.
"However, neither the commission nor the WPBSA will release information surrounding a betting matter while an investigation in ongoing."
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