Conman posed as licensee in Conservative club ruse

This is the man police want to question in connection with a con at Fleetwood Conservative club
This is the man police want to question in connection with a con at Fleetwood Conservative club
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This is the man police want to trace in connection with an elaborate con at Fleetwood Conservative Club.

The man here in smart attire wandered into Fleetwood Conservative Club on Lowther Road posing as fellow licensee.

Police said the man told the member of staff he ran a Conservative club elsewhere on the Fylde and that in a recent delivery had been left too much stock.

The man, thought to be aged between 40 and 60, then offered the barman the chance to buy 20 crates of ale for just £10 a case because he was concerned they would go out of date.

Tempted by the discounted offer, the staff member, a man, agreed to pay £200 for the stock after being shown the relevant paperwork, police said.

After following the man to another nearby club, which not named by police, the member of staff was asked to wait outside while the conman went to sort out the ale.

After waiting a period of time, the barman realised he wasn’t coming back, despite already having accepted the payment.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward.

PC Antony Gray, of Fleetwood Planned Response, said: “We are looking for the man pictured in the CCTV image in connection with conning a member of staff at Fleetwood conservative to hand over £200 for nothing.

“I am confident someone somewhere will recognise this smartly dressed man.

“I urge anyone with any information to come forward.”

The incident took place around 1pm on October 25.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 838/251013.

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