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Fake Oxford University student jailed after cheating parents out of £250,000

Nicola Boardman

A woman who lied about being an Oxford University student has been jailed at Truro Crown Court for forty months.

Nicola Boardman, 34, from Truro persuaded her parents to give her £250,000 to fund a doctorate. In fact she spent the money on drugs, holidays and a lavish wedding, to which her parents weren't invited. Her parents had sold their home to fund the bogus doctorate.

On Wednesday, Boardman pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.

ShelterBox office moves to Truro

The Cornwall based disaster relief agency ShelterBox is set to operate from two sites starting this summer. The charity will become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro.

Falcon House, new home for the charity. Credit: ShelterBox

The move will be to Falcon House, on the corner of Charles Street and Calenick Street. But it may not be until June before the new building is ready to receive staff.

The aim is to transfer everyone except those who manage the Helston warehouse.


Formal ID to take place on body found in Cornwall

Daniel Horton went missing on Thursday

Formal identification is due to take place on a body found yesterday as police searched for a missing teenager in Cornwall.

19 year old Daniel Horton from London went missing from a holiday home on Thursday evening. Daniel's next of in have been informed.

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