Men arrested on suspicion of selling fake TVs across West Yorkshire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion for selling fake cut price televisions in car parks across West Yorkshire.

Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 11:41 am
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A 30 year-old man from Wakefield and a 23 year-old man from Berkshire were arrested last Thursday.

Police officers stopped their van in Forester Square, Bradford.

In the back of the van they found a number of hollow TVs.

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Each of the sets looked to be genuine but were missing internal working parts.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of fraud offences and their van was seized.

Detective Constable Nicola Thomson, from Kirklees District Police, said: “I believe that a number of people may have been attracted by the offer of a seemingly new television at a cut price cost only to discover the offer was not as it initially appeared.

“I want to hear from those people as their information could play a pivotal part in this investigation.

“We believe these televisions have been offered to people in supermarket and retail unit car parks across West Yorkshire.

“Both men, who are aged 30 and 23 and are from Wakefield and Berkshire areas respectively, have been released on police bail while the investigation continues.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees District CATO via 101 and quote the crime reference number 13140449499.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.