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Ella Henderson 'devastated' by dad's fraud charges

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Ella Henderson 'devastated' by dad's fraud charges

Ella Henderson is feeling "devastated" after her dad was charged with fraud.

The 'Ghost' singer's 49-year-old father Sean, who also manages her career, was charged on Monday (08.06.15) following allegations of fraud, theft and money laundering, two years after he and his wife Michelle, 51, were questioned.

A pal of the family said: "Ella is close to her family and devastated about the charges."

The 19-year-old musician's mother has now been released, although three other people have reportedly been charged in association with the case, with a fifth person to be charged at a later date.

Although officers refused to name the other people involved, Humberside police said: "A 49-year-old man from Tetney has been charged with seven offences relating to fraud, theft and money laundering.

"He has been released on bail to appear at Sheffield magistrates' court on July 8."

However, the former 'X Factor' contestant, who released her debut album 'Chapter One' last year, previously said they are a "very strong family" and it takes a lot to "break" their spirit.

She said: "We're a very strong family.

"It takes a lot for me to break down or cry. Someone would have to be terminally ill for that to happen."