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Bogus Hajj Mecca pilgrimage firms in Tameside raided

Travel firms selling bogus pilgrimages to Mecca are being targeted in a crackdown by police and trading standards.

The fraudsters hope to cash in on Muslims going on the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia which every believer is expected to make once in their lifetime.

Greater Manchester Police and Tameside trading standards officers were joined by Birmingham Trading Standards and the City of London Police in raiding premises on Monday in Tameside.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of selling fraudulent pilgrimages.