An incident of fraud amounting to over £15,000 has led to police appealing to trace a man they believe may be connected.

A woman reported that nine large transactions had been taken from her bank account over a period between October and December 2022.

Officers would like to identify the man in the image, who is believed to be around 70-years-old, as he may be able to assist with their ongoing enquiries.

Anyone who may know the identity of the man or anyone with further information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting incident number 222224.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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