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Woman targets Highgate residents with Hampstead run club charity scam

09:00 17 August 2014

Michael Thomas had been in a critical condition for a week. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Michael Thomas had been in a critical condition for a week. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

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A charity scammer who claims to raise money for a Hampstead runner with cancer has targeted residents in Highgate.

The woman has convinced a “long list” of people in The Miltons to part with their cash, according to Highgate’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).

The suspect tells residents that she is taking part in a fund-raising race for a seriously ill member of Hampstead Heath’s Park Run group, which organises free weekly 5km runs on the Heath.

She then asks to take residents’ donation on the doorstep and not after the charity event.

The volunteer-run Hampstead Heath Park Run club has confirmed the woman is not acting on behalf of the group.

A spokesman for Highgate’s SNT has asked residents to call 101 if they are approached by the woman.

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