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Police appealing for witnesses after man asks for money at elderly women’s Wanstead homes

PUBLISHED: 14:13 01 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:13 01 September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after two elderly women were asked for money by a man who called at their homes yesterday.

The first woman, an 89-year-old who lives in Charnwood Drive, Wanstead, heard a knock on her front door at 5pm.

She answered the door to a man who asked her for money so he could take a neighbour to hospital.

At 5.51pm, the suspect then knocked at an 82-year-old’s home in nearby Onslow Gardens and asked the same question.

The man is described as white.

A spokesman for Redbridge police said residents are reminded not to let people into their homes who do not have appointments.

If you saw anything, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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