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West Ham to take legal action against Sunday Times

The football team has accused The Sunday Times of printing misleading information about its Olympic

The Sunday Times faces legal action from West Ham United over a series of allegations relating to its successful bid to take over the Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games.

The club said it was treating claims published by the newspaper "with the utmost seriousness" and insisted it was "certain of the robustness" of its successful bid to take over the East London stadium following the 2012 Games.

An investigation by the newspaper's Insight team alleged that West Ham made payments totalling £20,000 into the account of Dionne Knight, the director of corporate services at the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) who carried out paid consultancy work for the club without her bosses' knowledge.

Read more at the Press Gazette.