Shropshire

Man arrested over suspected charity collections fraud

Nicholas Slocombe
Image caption A warrant was issued for Mr Slocombe after he failed to answer bail in May

A Shropshire man suspected of fraudulent charity collecting has been arrested by West Mercia Police.

Nicholas Slocombe, 28, walked into Shrewsbury police station on Monday evening after a nationwide search.

Last week he was named by the Crimestoppers charity in connection with allegations of fraud.

He was arrested in April following more than 30 crimes across Shropshire and Herefordshire but had failed to answer bail.

He is suspected of obtaining money from shops and businesses across the two counties by posing as a charity worker.

Mr Slocombe is being held in custody and West Mercia Police said other forces would be speaking to him concerning similar offences elsewhere in the country.

Det Ch Insp Alan Edwards said: "His arrest follows recent media publicity where his photograph was well publicised and I am grateful for the support the media have given in their coverage of the case."

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