Warning after fake police officers attempt to steal £10,000 from Peterborough pensioner

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Two men have been arrested after attempting to defraud £10,000 out of a Peterborough pensioner while pretending to be police officers.

The incident took place at a house in Cheltenham Close, Peterborough on Friday, November 16.

Two men have been arrested following the incident

Two men have been arrested following the incident

The offenders pretended to be police officers from Scotland Yard and tried to defraud £10,000 from the 82-year-old woman.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Cheltenham Close on Friday. A 30-year-old man was arrested in Coventry on Sunday, both on suspicion of fraud.

Both men have been released under investigation.

Police tweeted: "Always check ID of persons claiming to be police."