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Police pitch in to held elderly fraud victim on days off

Hannah Crouch

Hannah Crouch

Police pitch in to held elderly fraud victim on days off

An elderly fraud victim received a confidence boost when members of the police force pitched in to work on her garden.

PC Jane Hendy and police community support officers Surinder Marway and Stuart Bradfield from Slough’s South Neighbourhood team went beyond the call of duty on their days off, spending four hours cutting back bushes and removing garden rubbish on Thursday, May 26.

On February 26, the 90-year-old woman reported to police that garden tools had been stolen from her shed following a break-in.

The woman had paid £400 to a conman offering to clear rubbish from her garden, but the man made off with the tools instead.

PCSO Marway said: “We felt that she needed support and reassurance and that’s why we chose to help her in our own time.”

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