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  • 17th April 2001 - 15:30
    Sherwood Avenue, Abingdon
    Police issue an appeal for a bogus social worker who attempted to gain access to a house in Abingdon, Oxon. The woman is described as "in her late 30s or early 40s and around 5ft 4in tall."
  • 9th February 2005 Bogus Social Worker in Tees
    Bogus Social Worker in Tees
    Police issued a warning to the public following reports of two attempted visits by a woman posing social worker on the same day in February 2005.D.S. Green said:"These incidents are notable because this kind of thing does not happen very often. This woman knew certain details about the children so t...
    Bogus Social Worker in Tees: in depth
  • 30th April 2007
    Bogus Social Worker in Bury
    A phantom social worker seems to have been stalking the streets of Bury during April 2007, sparking a wave of localised panic. A young mother (who remained unnamed) told the local press how a bogus social worker tricked her way into her home on two occasions and examined her 5 week old daughter.The ...
    Bogus Social Worker in Bury: in depth
  • 23rd March 2009
    Bogus Social Workers reported in Derby
    Two bogus officials - one claiming to be a social worker, the other a police officer, visit a house in Chaddesden. The pair spend an hour searching the house and questioning the woman - at one point threatening to remove her child. Police issue a warning to people not to check for genuine IDs whenever visited by anyone purporting to be from police or social services.
  • 3rd December 2010
    Bogus Social Worker in Caerau, Wales
    Louise Jones of Gelli Street, Caerau was left nervous about sleeping at home following a visit from a bogus social worker in December 2010."I was disgusted. Some stranger came to my house and put her hands all over my child and she wasn’t even who she said she was. She could have easily taken him aw...
    Bogus Social Worker in Caerau, Wales: in depth
  • 12th August 2013
    West Lothian
    Police in West Lothian investigate two incidents where women claiming to be social workers visited the same address in Livingston.
  • 28th October 2013 Bogus Social Worker gains access to toddler in Beverley
    Bogus Social Worker gains access to toddler in Beverley
    Hull police issued warnings about a bogus social worker after a woman reported being visited by one for a second time in November 2013, after an initial "visit" in the last week of October.D.I. Cockerill, leading the investigation told reporters:"Following our appeal last week, several further lines...
    Bogus Social Worker gains access to toddler in Beverley: in depth
  • 23rd April 2014 Baby Examined by Bogus Social Worker in Gloucester
    Baby Examined by Bogus Social Worker in Gloucester
    A woman reported being visited by a social worker at her home in Deerhurst Place in Quedgeley near Gloucester. The visitor was described as a woman in her late twenties or early thirties, with shoulder length hair, a fair complexion and freckles.According to the witness, the woman identified herself...
    Baby Examined by Bogus Social Worker in Gloucester: in depth

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