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Police warning over fraudulent 'assault' victim
3:47pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
FRAUD SUSPECT: Police in Darlington have warned people to be aware of a man in the town who appears to have been assaulted, including a bruised cheek and bloody face, and who claimed to have had his money and phone stolen. Officers received a report that the man had asked someone for money to get a taxi to Birtley, but the victim became suspicious when he continued to ask for money from others despite his offer of help. After being challenged the suspect ran off. A police spokeswoman said: “If you encounter a similar situation, do not hand over any money.” Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency number, 101.
FESTIVE CRAFTS: St Herbert’s Church, in Yarm Road, Darlington, will host a Christmas crafts fair in the church hall on Saturday, September 28, between 10.30am and noon. A number of stalls will be set up to allow people to try making different festive objects or enjoy refreshments. Guests will also be able to make teddy puppets, which will be sent to needy children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. Entry is free.
SUPPORT GROUP: A six-week course for separated and divorced people will begin on Friday, September 27, at 7pm. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact Christine on 01325-382860 for more details.
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