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Man arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending
A PENSIONER has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending, following an operation in Swindon this morning.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team, working in partnership with Swindon Council, executed warrants at two addresses seizing documentation.
The 70-year old man is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.
Nationally the Illegal Money Lending Teams have secured 267 prosecutions for illegal money lending and related activity, leading to more than 172 years worth of custodial sentences. They have written off £40.3m worth of illegal debt and helped more than 22,000 victims.
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