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Police appeal after lost bank card used 38 times

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CCTV images released after spending spree

Thames Valley Police has issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after the fraudulent use of a bank card across West Berkshire.

On 24 June the victim, a woman in her twenties, was on Station Road, between Thatcham train station and the Royal Mail Sorting office on her way to catch a flight, when she lost her grey handbag containing her purse and travel documents.

Subsequently her bank card was then used 38 times for contactless payments (less than £30) across Thatcham, Newbury and Reading.

PC Lisa Hill of Newbury police station said: "The card has been used in several bookmaker shops in Newbury, Thatcham and Reading and also in other shops where tobacco and scratch cards have been purchased.

"We would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images as we believe he has information which could help with our investigation and so we would ask anyone who recognises him, please get in touch as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should contact PC Hill by dialling 101.

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