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Three men held over tourism scam

Three men have been arrested for allegedly posing as police officers and planning to steal cash and credit cards from tourists visiting London.

Scotland Yard said the arrests came after a number of visitors to the capital were approached by men claiming to be officers who then took their credit cards or cash.

Three men, aged 32, 35, and 27, were arrested yesterday in central London for impersonating a police officer and conspiracy to steal.

They were in custody in a central London police station today pending further inquiries.

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