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Tesco suspends 3 more employees as part of accounting probe

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has suspended another three employees as part of a probe into a 250 million pounds ($399 million) profit mis-statement, taking the total number of suspended staff to eight.

"We have asked three employees to step aside to facilitate the investigation into the potential overstatement of profits in UK food for the first half of the year," said a spokeswoman for the firm.

The identities of the three were not disclosed.

Tesco will provide an update on the investigation with its interim results on Oct. 23.

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