Detectives have arrested 16 people in raids across Essex in one of the biggest investigations in England and Wales into a criminal conspiracy targeting vulnerable elderly people.
Essex police say up to 140 pensioners, aged between 65 and 99, were allegedly conned out of more than £1m by the gang.
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