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Warning over bogus charity scam in Cumbria

Police are warning that bogus charity leaflets are being delivered to homes in a Cumbrian town.

The leaflets, bearing the name Helpmates Limited, ask homeowners to make a donation of clothing to aid people in the Third World.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said the charity was a fake.

He said one man seen handing out leaflets in Milnthorpe Road, Kendal was 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall and in his 20s. He was wearing a cap and blue jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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