Bogus charity dealers caught

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TWO men suspected of posing as door-to-door charity bag collectors were stopped in a joint operation between council licensing enforcement officers and police.

A van being driven by the men was stopped last Friday morning at a routine checkpoint on Morecambe Road.

Inside were around 100 bags of clothing which had been donated by residents who believed they were going to charity.

Checks revealed that the men were operating without a Lancaster City Council licence, so the bags were seized and given to local charity St John’s Hospice.

See the Lancaster Guardian (04-02-11) for full story.