Three men arrested after elderly couple targeted by fraudsters in Patchway

Three men were arrested in the Patchway area yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 8th January, in a police operation involving the police helicopter, plain clothed and uniformed officers. The operation came after an elderly couple reported handing over a substantial amount of cash to a number of men. The couple had previously had unsatisfactory work carried out on their home and had

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Labour Club thief picks up sentence for benefit fraud

A woman who picked up a suspended jail sentence for stealing £13,000 from Patchway Labour Club has escaped jail again after being convicted of benefit fraud. Hayley Toogood (formerly known as Hayley Wilkins) was yesterday handed a twelve week prison sentence, suspended for two years, for dishonestly claiming £3,490 in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit between April 2010 and

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