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Five arrests after police action against rogue traders

PUBLISHED: 16:48 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:47 06 July 2010

A police crackdown on rogue traders in Suffolk has resulted in five arrests and more than 200 offences being recorded.

Suffolk police joined officers from trading standards, HM Revenue and Customs and other agencies for a day of action last Wednesday to target those who themselves target the elderly and vulnerable.

A police crackdown on rogue traders in Suffolk has resulted in five arrests and more than 200 offences being recorded.

Suffolk police joined officers from trading standards, HM Revenue and Customs and other agencies for a day of action last Wednesday to target those who themselves target the elderly and vulnerable.

In total, 198 police offences, 23 trading standards offences and 25 department for work and pensions offences were identified.

Five people were arrested, including a 40-year-old male from Cambridge who was arrested in Lowestoft on suspicion of fraud by failure to disclose information. He was released on bail to return to Lowestoft police station on June 24.

Police also stopped 199 vehicles and visited more than 50 victims of previous rogue traders and distraction burglaries.

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