Stephen Maguire's management agency 110sport has issued the following statement:
Further to press statements concerning alleged unusual betting patterns between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett at this season's UK Championship, we can confirm that Stephen Maguire is to meet with police officers in the near future.
It is regrettable this matter raises it's ugly head on the eve of snooker's biggest event, the World Championship in Sheffield.
It is ludicrous to suggest that Stephen Maguire, the world No 2, would in any way be involved in alleged unusual betting activity.
At this stage there will be no further comment on the matter and we would ask the press to allow Stephen Maguire to concentrate on preparing for the World Championship.
However, 110sport lawyers will be examining the reasons why this investigation has taken four months and why it has been made public on the eve of the World Championship.
My thoughts: how long do 110sport think the investigation should take and who are they to determine how long it should last?
The police have only just been brought in. It was made public presumably because journalists found out about it - as happens in many cases.