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Fleets hit by speeding con

FLEETS have been tricked out of hundreds of pounds after receiving bogus speeding tickets claiming their company-liveried vans have been caught by roadside cameras. The Metropolitan Police has urged companies to be on their guard against receiving the full colour tickets which tell the recipient they have been caught by a speed camera and to pay a £130 fine to avoid being taken to court.

The conmen ask for the money to be sent to a north London address which the police have now confirmed is an accommodation address used by a number of firms. The police are investigating more than 50 incidents. The investigation is being led by DC Kevin Williams, of Hornsey Police, who said: 'We believe that the suspect or suspects have been stopping at various places in the south east and noting the number plates of vehicles and the names and addresses of companies advertised on those vehicles.'

Anyone who has received bogus speeding tickets or has further information should contact DC Williams at Hornsey Police on 0181-340 1212.

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