Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has said it will take no further action against the seven United Road Transport Union (URTU) men arrested in relation to a Driver CPC fraud investigation.

The announcement brings to an end a 10-month probe, in conjunction with the DSA, into URTU general secretary Bob Monks, plus six national and regional officers.

At the time of the arrests the police said they were for fraud offences relating to large goods vehicles and the Driver CPC.

URTU told MT it welcomed the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service. “Members of URTU aren’t the first trade unionists to be arrested and they won’t be the last,” said a spokesman.

“The actions of the state has not deflected URTU from continuing to seek, on behalf of all professional lorry drivers, a judicial review of the current government's decision to play fast and loose with both professional drivers and the general public’s Health and Safety,” he said.

A GMP spokesman declined to comment further.