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UK police hold man over Churchill fake signatures

| Filed under: Collecting Newswellinghall | February 3, 2011 @ 12:07 pm (Views: 11606)

"British police have arrested a 65-year-old man suspected of forging the signature of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill in books and then attempting to sell them on eBay or directly to buyers."

"Officers also seized a number of calligraphy pens with ink and approximately 30 books by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkein(sic), T.S. Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson"

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/us-britain-churchill-fraud-idUKTRE7126QN20110203

http://www.milngavieherald.co.uk/news/fake_churchill_signatures_man_held_1_1292748

- wellinghall

He has been released on bail until the start of May.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8837158.Bail_for_man_arrested_in_connection_with_fake_Churchill_signatures/

- Trotter

2 Comments

  1. Comment by wellinghall:

    "Officers also seized a number of calligraphy pens with ink and approximately 30 books by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson"

    - wellinghall

  2. Comment by Trotter:

    I'm expecting it was blue ink

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