Uli Hoeness
Uli Hoeness was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for tax evasion Getty

A Swiss banker has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the £22.5m tax evasion of former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness.

Hoeness, one of Germany's most venerated figures of football, was in March given a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for evading taxes.

The court found he used an account at Swiss bank Vontobel for currency transactions that helped him pocket millions of euros.

Now one of the bank's employees was arrested in connection with the fraud, a spokesman from the bank told Reuters.

The man detained by police in Warsaw on Wednesday 22 October was released on bail following a court hearing on Thursday 23 October and has was told not to leave Poland and ordered to relinquish his passport.

Hoeness' fall from grace in the wake of the scandal was major news in his homeland. The former Bayern Munich player quit as the club's president after it emerged he hid substantially more than originally thought.

The 62-year-old World Cup winner was accused of defrauding the government for €3.5m (£2.9m), after failing to declare more than €33m (£26m) in income between 2004 and 2009.