Pensioner has £50,000 taken in con

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MORE than £50,000 was stolen from a pensioner in a con.

The partially-sighted victim, who lives with his disabled wife in High Street, Bosham, West Sussex, was called by a man with an Indian accent who claimed he was from Lloyds bank.

The man said there was a problem with the man’s bank card and it needed to be replaced.

The victim gave him his PIN and the following day, February 25, a man in his late teens went to the victim’s address and handed him an envelope containing a new card, before taking the old one away with him.

Afterwards someone cancelled his BT phoneline and more than £50,000 was taken from his account.

Police say the man who called at the door was white, thin, about 6ft, and wore a fluorescent tabard and held a clipboard. He spoke with an English accent.

Call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.