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Bogus faith healers fishing for victims in Leicester, police warn

Posted by doctore0 on May 18, 2015

Ehrrm all faith healers are bogus 🙂

Police have issued a new warning about bogus faith healers who trick people into handing over cash for ‘cures’ for everything from cancer to financial trouble.

Officers spoke out after recovering a number of advertising leaflets in the Belgrave area of Leicester in the past couple of weeks.

They also confirmed two suspects are currently under investigation for allegedly conning people out of money.

The force has previously spoken out against ‘healers’ who claim to be able to use prayer to lift curses, heal broken marriages and solve financial problems.

Others who have targeted the city have said they could cure illnesses including cancer and HIV.

Inspector Ben Gillard, commander of Leicester’s Spinney Hill Park police station, said his officers had been alerted to a new batch of leaflets which have been delivered to homes or left on car windscreens in recent weeks.

Insp Gillard said: “This is still very much a live issue because people are still being subjected to these leaflets being put through their front doors or left on their cars.

“The danger is vulnerable people will turn to these people for help.

“They are predators and they will promise anything as long as it makes them money.

“The people who do this know that if they knock on 100 doors they will find someone who will believe in them and give them money.
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2 Responses to “Bogus faith healers fishing for victims in Leicester, police warn”

  1. djnlsn said

    Too many police everywhere……it is not their job to be protecting stupid from stupid.

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