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29 July 2009
Leicestershire Police want to speak to man in connection with fraud
LEICESTERSHIRE Constabulary has
released a photograph of a man they wish to speak to in connection
with a fraud investigation.
Officers want to speak to Ali Shah, who is believed to be in his
early 30s, in connection with a fraud investigation, in which a
victim in Scotland paid Shah cash for faith healing services which
Shah, of Welford Road, also goes by the names of Ali Shan, Shahid
Ikram and Khalid Rafique.
PC Jim Mungovin, who is investigating the incident said:- “We
urgently need to trace Shah. We know until recently he was living in
the Leicester area, but now we believe he may have gone further a
field. We know he has links to Birmingham and London and could
possibly have left the country.
Please take a look at this picture. Do you recognise the face? Have
you seen him in your area? We would ask anyone who has seen him
recently, or knows where he is to get in touch.
If you know where he is, please do not approach him. Call us
immediately. We can assure you any information will be treated with
the utmost confidence and if people are fearful of giving their
names, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously.
We also think there could be other people out there who have been a
victim of this man. If you have, or you know someone who has then
again, please get in touch.”
Two men have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and
released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information about Ali Shah’s whereabouts is asked to
contact PC 887 Jim Mungovin on:- 0116 222 2222 and follow the
instructions to leave a message for an officer. When prompted, key
in his identification number:- 0887. Alternatively, contact
Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on:- 0800 555 111.
* Please note, some mobile phone providers may charge for this call.
HAVE YOU SEEN - 15
YEAR OLD - NATALIE JOHNSON?
MERSEYSIDE Police are becoming
increasingly concerned for the welfare of 15 year old Natalie
Johnson, who has been missing from her home in Clare Road, Bootle
since Friday, 17 July 2009.
is described as white, 5ft 4in tall
with short brown hair possibly worn in small plaits. She often dyes
her hair and adds extensions to. She has green eyes, a stocky build
and marked complexion. She has a mole on her cheek and an appendix
scar on her abdomen. She was last seen wearing a red, white and blue
gingham top and possibly white shoes / sandals. She is known
to frequent the Kensington, Wavertree and Liverpool city centre
If anyone has any information regarding Natalie or her whereabouts
since Friday, 17 July 2009, they should contact Merseyside Police
on:- 0151 709 6010 and ask for Liverpool North Control Room.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111, any police
officer or police station.
OVER THREE MILLION BRITS HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF CRIME ABROAD
MORE than 3.2m
Britons (7%) have been a victim of crime while they have been
overseas in the last five years, according to research* commissioned
by leading travel insurer InsureandGo.
The shocking findings reveal that 2.1m people (5%) have had personal
belongings stolen and 1.7m (4%) have had money taken when they were
abroad. Even more seriously, over 460,000 people (1%) have been the
victim of a physical or sexual assault whilst overseas.
The majority of crimes of which British people were the victims in
the past five years took place in Europe, with Spain being the
country where British travellers were by far the likeliest to be
affected. Over twice as many crimes against British people have
occurred in Spain than in the next most likely country, France.
Top 10 countries for crimes overseas where British people were
Britons who have been victims of crime in this country in
last 5 years
However, based on the numbers of British people who go to each
country every year, Spain is actually relatively safe and,
proportionately, Thailand is the country where British visitors are
most likely to become victims of crime. Almost 14m Britons travelled
to Spain in 2008, more than 36 times the 381,000 who went to
Thailand**. But according to InsureandGo’s research, there were only
five times as many British victims of crime in Spain as in Thailand,
which means an estimated 1 in 13 British visitors to Thailand
becomes a victim of crime when they are there.
Perry Wilson, founder of InsureandGo, commented:- “Going on holiday
should be an enjoyable, relaxing time but unfortunately millions of
people have their trips ruined when they become the victims of
crime. As our stats show, it’s crucial people have travel insurance
to protect themselves against the worst happening when they are
* Research conducted online by ICM of 2,000 UK adults (18+) between
12 June to 14 June 2009