UPDATE: Man From Widnes Arrested Following CCTV Appeal

The 29-year-old from Widnes was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Can you please replace the original CCTV appeal on your websites and social media pages with the amended appeal below and only use the CCTV image that is now attached:

CCTV image released following fraudulent transactions in Runcorn

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with fraud offences in Runcorn.

On the morning of Thursday 31 January a series of fraudulent transactions took place at shops, fast food outlets and petrol stations in the town.

The transactions involved a bank card that the victim – a woman from Runcorn – did not know was missing.

Enquiries in relation to the offences are ongoing and officers believe that the man in the CCTV image may have important information to help with their investigation.

Officers are urging anyone who recognises him or thinks they may know who he is to get in touch.

Police Constable Alex Beddard, of Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “We believe that the man in the CCTV image may have vital information to help with our ongoing investigation into fraudulent transactions in Runcorn.

“If you think you recognise the man in the CCTV image or know who he is please call the team here at Runcorn Police Station on 101, quoting IML 309067, give us the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the man in the CCTV image to get in touch.”

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