Wanted Boxted man arrested in Lancashire

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A wanted man from Boxted who was featured on Crimewatch has been arrested in Lancashire.

Police made a number of appeals to trace Alan Smith, 56, and his photograph appeared on Crimewatch last Thursday, as officers made a national bid to locate him.

This appeal brought in a number of leads and, over the past few days, these have been followed up, resulting in his arrest in Lancashire last night (Wednesday).

He will now be brought back to Suffolk where he will interviewed by officers in connection with a number of allegations of fraud, totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds, against more than 20 victims.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “Police would like to thank media outlets, other constabularies and the public for the information provided and all their assistance with helping to locate Smith.”