A CITY swim school that suddenly closed without notice has been reported to Action Fraud.

Nemo Swim School, which used the pool at New College in Whittington Road, Worcester, closed suddenly earlier this month telling parents they would not be refunded.

The swim school was not connected with NEW College and hired the venue for its lessons.

Now, Action Fraud has confirmed that the business is being assessed by a division of the City of London Police.

Pauline Smith, head of Action Fraud, said:  “Action Fraud can confirm that it received [the complaint] on September 4 2023 and it is currently being assessed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) at the City of London Police.”

Scott Alan McKenzie previously said that no fraud has been committed.

Worcester News has attempted to contact Mr McKenzie in relation to this article but has received no response.

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Parents of children at the swim school received a WhatsApp message from Scott Alan McKenzie on behalf of the business, telling them the swim school has closed with immediate effect.

The WhatsApp message said: "Sorry for the delay in coming back to you about the new term.

"I have come to the extremely sad decision that I have to cease trading as Nemo Swim School with immediate effect.

"For the last month, I have been working tirelessly to raise enough money to continue trading but due to the economic crisis that we all find ourselves in, a downturn in memberships and increases in pool fees I have no other option.

"After a long meeting with my solicitor yesterday there is no other feasible way of continuing. This has been the hardest year of my life."

He went on to mention that refunds cannot be offered and said that no fraud had been committed in a separate email statement.

Action Fraud is the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It takes reports from members of the public and businesses on behalf of the police.

The reports made to Action Fraud are then sent to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) which is run by the City of London Police.

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The NFIB analyse reports for possible lines of enquiry and immediate disruption opportunities.

Once a report has been analysed, the victim will be informed of the next steps and whether or not it has been passed to a police force to consider investigative opportunities.