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A couple duped out of £2,000 have called in police – after falling victim to an online scam.

Stephen and Renata Bradeley, from Leek, caught a train to Cambridgeshire to complete the purchase of a £4,000 Mercedes Sprinter van after paying half of the money upfront.

But when they arrived to seal the deal neither the seller or the van were anywhere to be seen.

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English tutor Stephen, aged 65, said: “I had called the guy and agreed on a price. He told me that somebody else was interested and if I paid him a deposit it was mine. I got on my phone, put his details in, and it came up as a bank account match. I paid him 50 per cent upfront and arranged to pick the van up.

“We had two or three conversations on the phone. When we got to Cambridge I messaged him and called him and there was nothing, I started to get a bit worried.

“When we arrived at the address, there was no van and…

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