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Britain’s most wanted fraudster Mark Acklom ‘on the run’ using new legal name

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Mark Acklom is Britain’s most wanted fraudster he is wanted by police for fleecing a British woman out of her £850K life saving.

He is now believed to be operating under his new legal name Marc Long, Over the years he has used many aliases but he has managed to obtain a legitimate passport and a Swiss residency permit.

Sky News  confirmed they believe they know his new name and that the fraudster is now subject to a European Arrest Warrent which is not recognised within Switzerland because it is not part of the EU.

Britain's most wanted fraudster Mark Acklom 'on the run' using new legal name 1

Acklom obtained the passport and residency permit under the name Marc Long in 2014 just after he fled the United Kingdom.

Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent Sky News says “He rented an apartment above a shop in a drab northern suburb of Zurich, where we met a resident who helped him set up the accommodation as a favour to a mutual business associate.”

Acklom aged 44 is Britain’s most wanted fraudster he is on the run with his wife and two young daughters.

He fraudulently stole over £850,000 of life savings after promising to marry Carolyn Woods.

Sky News believes that Acklom could face further charges of fraud and revealed that he is currently under investigation over other offences relating to fraud.

Detective Inspector Adam Bunting, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “There could be more charges. We are still investigating a number of incidents and reports to do with Mark Acklom and his activities in the Bath and Bristol areas going back to 2012 and 2013.”

Anyone who may know where Acklom is requested to contact Avon and Somerset Police by dialing 101



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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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