We are pleased to announce that, on 14 February 2022, Metropolitan Police Service agreed to withdraw its application for account freezing order and released our client’s funds.
Our client had received funds from Iran into his bank accounts through multiple money exchange companies in the UK and in Iran. The Police had made applications and obtained Court orders to freeze his funds in his bank account. The funds had been frozen for about 17 months. However, after we made full representations on behalf of our client, the Police agreed to withdraw its freezing order applications and released our client’s funds.
We have previously published an article regarding police investigations of bank accounts of Iranian nationals which receive funds from Iran. We have also published an article regarding the complexities of transferring funds from Iran to the UK. We have advised hundreds of British Iranians and we encourage Iranian nationals to read our articles and exercise great care whilst transferring funds from Iran to the UK.