A man purporting to be a garda, called to the home of an elderly woman in Mitchelstown recently, claiming that they (he and a colleague in the patrol car) had arrested a youth who had been attempting to break in while she was out shopping.

The woman had just returned from the shops and the man asked her if anything had been missing. He asked if he could come in but the lady refused, telling him she was ‘following garda advice’. He then asked her to check ..

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