The founder and principal of a flagship free school has been arrested by police investigating an alleged fraud.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed a 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with their investigation into the Kings Science Academy in Bradford, which was visited by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2012.
The force has not named the arrested man but he i s understood to be Sajid Raza, who set up the school in 2011.
Last year, it was revealed that the school c laimed tens of thousands of pounds in public money which was not used for its intended purposes amid claims of financial irregularities and nepotism .
An investigation by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) found "serious failings" in the financial management of the school.
The academy was one of the first free schools to open in September 2011.
It was praised by Mr Cameron on his visit in March 2012.
Detective Superintendent Lisa Griffin, head of crime for Bradford district, said: "As part of West Yorkshire Police's ongoing investigation into matters at Kings Science Academy, Bradford, a 41-year-old man has today been arrested at premises in Bradford and is currently being questioned in relation to suspected fraud offences."
Mrs Griffin later said the man had been bailed pending further inquiries.