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January 8, 2024

Police in Ealing have arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of theft and defrauding an elderly woman.

Officers from the Ealing Safer Neighbourhood Team were conducting a welfare check on the 91-year-old whose 100-year-old husband was in a care home after her bank raised concerns about activity on her bank account.

They detained the suspect at her house on Saturday 30 December. When they subsequently search his property they found more than £25,000 in cash, a high-value vehicle and other suspected stolen property which was confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Officers from the local police team continued to check on the woman daily following the arrest and took her to

Since the arrest, kind-hearted officers have visited the woman daily to check on her and took her to see her 100-year-old husband before he passed away earlier this week.

Sergeant Lenton said: “Thankfully we were able to help this local resident and will continue to work with partners to ensure that she and other residents vulnerable to crime are protected and offenders brought to justice."


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