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Legal mail delivery firm under preliminary London police investigation

DX Exchange has 25,000 members across Ireland and Britain

News of the investigation comes as DX is set to put to vote its planned reverse takeover of the distribution arm of John Menzies. Photograph: iStock

UK mail delivery firm DX Group is under preliminary investigation by the London police after an allegation was made against it relating to its collection and delivery service DX Exchange, it said on Friday.

“The investigation is at a very early stage,” DX said in a brief statement, without giving any details of what the allegation against it was.

DX traces its origins to the legal sector and even today its DX Exchange members’ network supplies the majority of the top legal firms within the UK.

The service, which can be used to correspond with 25,000 members across the Republic and the UK, also caters to UK central and local government, banks and building societies, estate agents and accountants, among others.

The company said its board had received the details of the allegation on June 7th and was co-operating fully with the City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate.

The news comes as DX is set to put to vote its planned reverse takeover of John Menzies’s distribution arm, after securing the backing of its largest investor Gatemore Capital Management earlier this month with revised deal terms.