The 17-year-old singer’s parents Sean, 47, and Michelle, 49, have also been arrested on suspicion of being part of a ‘major money laundering investigation,’ reports claim.
Two properties owned by the couple in Tetney, near Grimsby, were raided by Humberside police following the obtainment of warrants.
An onlooker told The Mirror: “There were police everywhere with cars and flashing blue lights.
"It was obviously a big raid. They had springer spaniel sniffer dogs out around the house as well.”
A Humberside police spokeswoman has said: “Officers executed warrants at two addresses in Tetney with the assistance of Lincolnshire Police this morning.
“A 49-year-old woman was arrested at the Tetney address and taken to Grimsby police station to be questioned in connection with money laundering offences.
“As part of the same inquiry a 47-year-old man has been arrested on behalf of Humberside Police by officers from the Met. He will be questioned by Humberside Police.”Ella is currently residing in London where she is working on her first album after being signed by Simon Cowell.
The singer was hotly tipped to win last year’s X Factor before her shock exit where she had to settle for sixth place.
Before the arrests were made, Ella tweeted yesterday: “Morning.. I’m back! .. And heading to the office to plan my lil surprise for u all with the label ;) Cannot wait for this!! (sic)”
Since then, Ella has remained understandably quiet with a spokesperson for the star being unavailable to comment.
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