Merlin has added Kay Hodgson to its special investigation unit.

Hodgson, who is an accredited counter fraud specialist, will be responsible for the handling of claims within Yorkshire and the North Midlands.

She joins Merlin from her role as counter fraud manager/investigator at Questgates.

She will report to Tim Richardson, head of special investigation, who said: "We very much look forward to welcoming Kay to the team here at Merlin.

"Kay brings a wealth of highly relevant experience and expertise which will complement the expanding skill sets and expertise within the Merlin SIU team.”

Hodgson said “This is an exciting time to be joining a highly successful team with an expanding remit."