Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man charged over alleged fake Churchill signatures

An antiques dealer has been charged with selling allegedly fake Winston Churchill and J.R.R Tolkien signatures.

Allan Formhals, 65, from Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, faces 16 charges for offences related to owning and selling books and memorabilia.

The items in question also featured purported signatures from authors including Robert Louis Stevenson.

Mr Formhals has been bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on 14 November.

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