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Two arrests after Tonbridge pensioner fraud plot

Two men from Maidstone and Aylesford have been arrested outside a bank on suspicion of defrauding an elderly woman. 

Police were called at 11.16am on Tuesday to reports of a suspicious incident at Lloyds Bank in Tonbridge High Street.

It was reported a woman in her 80s had entered to withdraw a large sum of money and was in a state of distress.   

The men were arrested near Lloyds Bank in Tonbridge

The men were arrested near Lloyds Bank in Tonbridge

Officers quickly attended the scene and identified two men who were in a vehicle situated in a location close to the bank.

A 20-year-old man from Aylesford and a 40-year-old man from Maidstone were both arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

The men have now been released pending further inquires.

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