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Police unable to deal with number of fraud cases leads today's papers

The inadequacy of fraud investigations, the battle against the coronavirus and a fear of tap water are making news on Saturday’s front pages.

The inadequacy of fraud investigations, the battle against the coronavirus and a fear of tap water are making news on Saturday’s front pages.

The Times leads with a story saying fraudsters in Britain “operate with impunity” because the police are not adequately equipped to investigate them.

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The Financial Times reports there are fears of a new pensions mis-selling scandal.

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The i says the UK is at a “low” risk from the coronavirus, but its former stablemate The Independent says “Britain braces for the spread of coronavirus”.

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China has expanded an unprecedented lockdown to 13 cities and at least 36 million people as moves to control the virus were stepped up worldwide, according to a report carried by The Guardian.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Mail makes a call for public-spirited readers to join the fight against litter.

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The Daily Express leads with what it calls a “shock poll” revealing a “crisis of public confidence facing the royal family”, with Britons split over its future after the departure of Meghan and Harry.

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“It breaks my heart to see so much suffering and division” in the Middle East, the Daily Mirror front page quotes the Prince of Wales as saying.

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The Daily Telegraph splash says Boris Johnson insisted the UK and the EU would forge a relationship as “friends and sovereign equals” after Brexit as he signed the document agreeing the terms of Britain’s departure.

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The Sun leads with a picture of pop singer Adele, saying she is “slim and trim” after her divorce.

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And the Daily Star features a front page story saying “Dani Dyer refuses to drink tap water because she thinks the Government will use it to kill us”.

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