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Two arrested after elderly woman defrauded

An elderly woman from Bath has been conned out of thousands of pounds. Credit: PA

Officers have arrested two people after an elderly woman from Bath was conned out of thousands of pounds.

The 78-year-old victim received a call on July 20 from a man posing as a police officer.

He convinced her to attend her bank and withdraw a large quantity of money. A courier then called at her house to pick the money up.

Avon and Somerset Police were alerted to the incident and have made two arrests - a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of fraud by false representation and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

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Two hospitalised from same Devon care home due to heat

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat Credit: Bluebird Care

The warm weather of the last few weeks has been welcomed by many - but not by all. GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.

In the last week alone two women were hospitalised from the same care home in Budleigh Salterton. Now we're all being asked to keep an eye on elderly members of our communities who are most in danger of suffering because of the heat.

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat

Elderly warned to drink more in the heat Credit: Bluebird Care

A care provider in South Gloucestershire is giving older people free advice on how to stay cool this summer.

GP surgeries and hospitals are reporting an increase in pensioners visiting them with heat related illnesses.

Primarily, people are at a much higher risk of dehydration in the hot weather. The body requires considerably more fluid when the temperature rises outside, but many avoid drinking more water because going to the loo can often be a real struggle in itself, possibly resulting in incontinence.

– Jack Whitfield, Managing Director of Bluebird Care

Heatwave leaves elderly struggling

Hospitals have seen an increase in elderly people suffering from dehydration. Credit: PA

Hospitals and doctors surgeries across the West Country have seen an increase in admissions over the past couple of weeks with older people struggling with the heat. While the current heatwave might seem perfect beach weather, it can have severe impact on health with dehydration and heat stroke a major problem, particularly for the elderly.

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