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Four men arrested on suspicion of fraud offences - Halewood

News   •   Feb 05, 2019 12:13 GMT

We can confirm that four men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences following an incident in Halewood yesterday, Monday 4 February.

At around 11.45am, a report was received of a suspected rogue trader fraud against a man in his 80s in the Halewood area. Patrols attended an address and a pursuit was initiated of a white panel van.

The van was stopped in the Watkinson Way area of Widnes before the occupants ran off. Four men were located nearby and detained.

A 20-year-old man from Connah's Quay was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 22-year-old man from Widnes was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 25-year-old man from Wigan was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 22-year-old man from Castleford was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation

They have all been taken to police stations for questioning and remain in custody at the time of writing.

If you have any concerns about family or friends being a potential victim of fraud, find out what you can do by reading our website:


At around 11.45am, a report was received of a suspected rogue trader fraud against a man in his 80s in the Halewood area. Patrols attended an address and a pursuit was initiated of a white panel van.

The van was stopped in the Watkinson Way area of Widnes before the occupants ran off. Four men were located nearby and detained.

A 20-year-old man from Connah's Quay was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 22-year-old man from Widnes was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 25-year-old man from Wigan was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation
A 22-year-old man from Castleford was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation

They have all been taken to police stations for questioning and remain in custody at the time of writing.

If you have any concerns about family or friends being a potential victim of fraud, find out what you can do by reading our website: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/ro/report/fo/fraud/ and always call 999 if you suspect that a crime is in progress.

We also work closely with Action Fraud, who you can report crime to on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or provide details anonymously.

If you have any information on crime and you would prefer not to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

and always call 999 if you suspect that a crime is in progress.

We also work closely with Action Fraud, who you can report crime to on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or provide details anonymously.

If you have any information on crime and you would prefer not to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.