Police enquiries continue more than four years after former Chesterfield charity boss arrested on suspicion of theft

Police are continuing to make enquiries more than four years after the co-founder of a former Chesterfield charity and his wife were arrested on suspicion of theft.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 10:45 am

Mike Hyman, who helped set up Kids ‘n’ Cancer, and his wife June were arrested in March 2017.

After they were arrested, the Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Kids ‘n’ Cancer to ‘assess serious concerns about its management and governance’.

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Mike Hyman.
Mike Hyman.

The Charity Commission also froze Kids ‘n’ Cancer’s bank accounts.

In 2019, Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed that Mr and Mrs Hyman had both been released under investigation.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the force said enquiries continue and no charges have have been brought at this time.

Mr Hyman co-founded Kids ‘n’ Cancer in 2010.

The charity’s website stated: "We assist children in the UK suffering from mass tumour cancers to access potentially life-saving proton therapy treatment in the USA if appropriate to their condition.”

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