Four men identified as solicitors have been charged in connection with medical invoice fraud, City of London police said yesterday.

A statement said that seven men, including four solicitors, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud. The suspected fraud involves fraudulent medical and credit hire invoices, and is estimated to be around £950,000.

An investigation was launched by City of London police's insurance fraud enforcement department in March 2014 with the arrest of two men in the Preston area.

The solicitors were identified as Nadir Suleman, 29, Nadim Iqbal, 27, Wasim Iqbal, 25 and Aadiel Salya, 27. 

A delivery driver, recruitment consultant and a self-employed property developer were also charged.

All seven were bailed to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 2 March.