I have just been to the police at Guy's and they have asked that when he is next sighted could somebody provide me with a physical description. I can be contacted on 020 7188 7711 and by email [email protected]
I was having a drink about 4.30 on saturday afternoon outside the Anchor and Hope on The Cut and we were approached by this character claiming to be raising money for a charity tennis match. If I hadn't read the thread on this website we may well have given him money. He was quite friendly and chatty though his clipboard and sponsor sheets looked very tatty. He sloped off to the next table and I warned them not to give him any money and he went off. However, who knows other people (especially visitors or tourists) he accosted. Be warned, he is still at large and seems to be moving further afield....
> When I lived in Manchester, there was a scam
> artist who worked a patch near the GMex. His
> "performance" went along the lines of him running
> up, breathless and car keys in hand. Police had
> just towed his car and he wanted a couple of quid
> to taxi over to the pound. He was always quite
> smart, certainly not scruffy and always looked the
There is a guy who I've seen several times on Shad Thames... scruffy looking guy with grey hair and a slight hint of an Irish accent. His story is similar, out of breath, his car has broken down and he needs a couple of quid to get some petrol so that he can get to the hospital to visit his wife.
First time I was a bit drunk and felt sorry for the old boy so he got a couple of quid... second time he asked me about 2 months later I told him to b*gger off. I have seen him lingering around a few times since.