Police have confirmed no action is being taken against five men arrested in connection with alleged corruption at Bury Council.
Detective Superintendent Vincent Petrykowski, of the Economic Crime Unit, said: "No further action will be taken against five men arrested following an investigation into alleged corruption.
"On Tuesday 31 January 2012, five men were arrested as part of an ongoing operation into alleged bribery involving a planning application at Bury Council.
"Throughout the investigation, there has been ongoing consultation between Greater Manchester Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
"The CPS's decision not to prosecute has been made following the most thorough review of all the evidence."
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