A 39-year-old man from Slough is in custody - suspected with being involved in the production of false identity documents.

National Crime Agency investigators allege Oleksandr Sukhoviy, of Hampden Road, Slough has links to two men recently jailed following the discovery of an industrial scale forgery factory in Stratford, capable of producing tens of thousands of documents.

He was arrested at his home on Monday, where officers recovered over £11,000 cash in various currencies and two Rolex watches.

He has been charged on suspicion of being a member of an organised crime group responsible for the production and supply of false identity documents and remanded in custody. He is due to appear at Reading Crown Court on November 25, NCA Branch Commander Mark McCormack said: “This arrest forms part of an investigation into a criminal network suspected of supplying hundreds of false documents.

“Such documents are a key enabler of criminality. They can be used to help people gain work or services illegally, or potentially open bank accounts for the purposes of money laundering. The supply and production of them can also provide a lucrative revenue stream for crime groups.”