POLICE have issued an update after £10,000 went “missing” from Ellesmere Port’s Vauxhall Motors FC Under 10s team.

The money had been raised by parents and children to send a squad of 10 players to Barcelona for a tournament on Tuesday, April 9.

Parents and players had spent months raising money to send the squad to Spain over the Easter holidays to take part in the tournament only to find out days before the flight that the money had disappeared.

At the time, Cheshire Police arrested a 38-year-old man from Ellesmere Port on suspicion of theft.

At the time a statement from the club read: “Vauxhall Motors FC is shocked and disappointed to hear the news relating to our Astra U10s team.

“We can confirm that the individual involved in organising this trip to Barcelona acted completely independently from the football club and did not consult with the club regarding the financial arrangements of the trip.

“This is extremely disappointing for those involved, especially after the efforts and fundraising the children and parents have gone to, to make this trip possible.

“We have encouraged those individuals involved to report this to the relevant authorities, and the club will look to support those affected.”

In an update today (Wednesday, April 17) Cheshire Police confirmed the man had been released on bail “pending further enquiries”.