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Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested over the Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal.

He was detained at his home in Ingolstadt, the Bavarian city, in the early hours of this morning, prosecutors say.

This makes Stadler the most senior Volkswagen executives arrested since the German carmaker was caught rigging diesel emission tests.

The Munich prosecutor’s office says:

“As part of an investigation into diesel affairs and Audi engines, the Munich prosecutor’s office executed an arrest warrant against Mr Professor Rupert Stadler on June 18, 2018,”