Lichfield and Burntwood men in online fraud investigation released on bail

A man being led away during the raids

A man being led away during the raids

Two men from Lichfield and Burntwood have been released on police bail after being held as part of an ongoing investigation into online fraud.

A 21-year-old from Lichfield and a 23-year-old from Burntwood, were arrested along with a 18-year-old male from Heath Hayes on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and taken to a police station for questioning.

The pre-planned arrest operation was part of an investigation by Staffordshire Police into fraud worth over £15,000 on the Gumtree classified advertisement websites.

There are currently 15 people on bail in relation to the current investigation.

Inquries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Click below to see footage of the raids:

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