Police Warning Motorists Of Scam

The offenders usually park in laybys off main commuter roads and pretend that their car has broken down. They flag passing vehicles down and then ask for money in exchange for jewellery or gold that turns out to be fake.

Since the start of this year, the conmen have struck in various places throughout the county and the wider region. Crimes have taken place in areas including Lichfield, Blythe Bridge, Leek, Hixon, Brereton and Wolseley Bridges, near Rugeley.

The offenders are described as being Asian or Eastern European in appearance and one of them had a distinctive scar on his nose. They have used a variety of cars including a Mercedes, a Fiat Punto and a Volkswagon estate.

Detective Superintendent Julie Prince, from Staffordshire Police, said: “The offenders sound plausible and have already persuaded several victims to part with money. “We would urge people to be vigilant and if they are approached to contact police immediately with as much information as possible about the vehicle or person that approached them.”

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can ring independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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The Bagot Arms Indoor Picnic

Friday 12th April 2013, 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets £6 per head. Reserve NOW!!!

Enjoy English Springtime whatever the weather!
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Ceilidh Evening Huge Success

No fewer than 102 people turned out to be entertained by Bill’s Mother’s Ceilidh Band and fed by way of a delicious hog roast.

With a full bar in operation too, it was a fun filled happy place to be. The dance floor was packed for each dance and everyone enjoyed a proper good fun knees up. Oh, what a night!!

And, most important too, we raised £1192 for St Nicholas Church. This was the first planned fund raising event for 2013 and with several more to follow throughout the year, we are hoping to continue to fulfil our objective of making a difference within the community.

My thanks to all who helped and donated to the evening.

Martin Godfrey

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