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Fake names and arrests

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Some fake names fraudsters are using
We have had a look through our recent telephone fraud reports and wanted to share with you the names we’re hearing fraudulent callers using and the organisations they are claiming to be from. We’re hearing the names Martin Rose, Martin Anderson, DC (Detective Constable) Gillingham and DC Plough used as fake names.
Suspects have often said they are calling from Aldershot or Hounslow Police Station or Hammersmith Police in recent reports.  Don’t forget we would never ask for bank details or your PIN number – so be on your guard.
We’ve also repeatedly heard the name Gary Turner used by a rogue trader fraudster who knocks on doors and claims to be unblocking drains in the area, even ‘kindly’ offering to take his elderly victims to the bank so they can pay him.
Drugs warrant executed in Bexhill

Police executed drugs warrants at two addresses in Bexhill on Friday morning (13 December).
Officers arrested five people and seized a substantial amount of drugs during the raids, carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Inspector Jonathan Hartley said: "These warrants are part of our ongoing commitment to tackling drug-related crime and keeping our communities safe in East Sussex."



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