Police arrest man, 50, who claimed to be from a charity

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Police in Newry have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of theft, going equipped for theft and fraud by false representation.

The arrest happened after police received a report of a van with a southern registration being driven in the Hilltown area earlier this morning.



Officers attended and spoke to the driver who purported to be from a charity involved in recycling clothes.



Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Paul Murphy said, “A number of police checks were carried out and the man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody where he remains assisting officers with their enquiries.

“I would strongly encourage anyone with suspicions about persons or vehicles in their local area to report the matter to police. The number to call is 101,” he added.



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