Police seek man in connection with alleged fraud offence

CCTV image of a man who received money frokm a Kentford couple after cliaming he had none for transport back t6o Ireland
CCTV image of a man who received money frokm a Kentford couple after cliaming he had none for transport back t6o Ireland

A couple were the victims of an alleged fraud involving a man who asked them to pay for his travel fees

The man knocked on the door of the victims’ house, in Kentford, on May 30, at 5pm, saying he had been thrown off a train at Kennett as his ticket was not valid. He claimed to be trying to get to London so he could get a flight to Ireland and that he needed £63 for his train fare.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said the victim, who is in ‘poor health’, offered to take him to Bury St Edmunds so he could catch a train. On arriving, the man said he wanted to go to the bus station and asked if he could have £180, which the victim got from a cashpoint.

The spokesman said the man gave ‘false details’ about his background.

He is described as white, in his late forties, about 5ft 4in in height, of large build with a broad belfast accent. He was wearing khaki trousers, a sky blue t-shirt and wide brimmed floppy hat.

Anyone who recognises the man, shown in the above CCTV image, should contact PC Alex Waller at Mildenhall Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.