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Fraudster couple escape abroad

Peter Giffard and Penelope Lawton from Budock Water, Falmouth Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A couple from Falmouth who were convicted of £600,000 worth of fraud are thought to have escaped abroad.

A European arrest warrant has been issued for 49 year old Peter Giffard and 52 year old Penelope Lawton from Budock Water.

They obtained hundreds of thousands of pounds through fraudulent mortgages.

The couple have two children age 17 and 15 who they are thought to be travelling with. Police believe they may have travelled to Egypt.

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