Po­lice ap­peal to vic­tims of crafty bug­ger

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By RACHEL SPENCER

COPS are ap­peal­ing to gay men who may have been duped out of cash by a con­man to get in touch with them.

A year af­ter Mark Bishop was jailed for swin­dling men out of more than £250,000 cops say they are con­vinced there are other vic­tims who have not come for­ward.

Bishop ( above), 38, posed as an Old Eto­nian who stood to in­herit a man­sion.

Af­ter get­ting to know his gay vic­tims, he’d spin hard luck sto­ries, bor­row money – then van­ish.

Bishop em­barked on a decade of crime us­ing a string of iden­ti­ties to prey on peo­ple via gay dat­ing web­site Gay­dar.

His ac­tiv­i­ties caught up with him when po­lice tracked him down, and he was jailed for four years.

But PC Anita Collins – who led the hunt – said the full ex­tent of his crimes was still not known.

She said: “Maybe it is be­cause peo­ple feel fool­ish for hav­ing fallen for his de­cep­tions, but there is no need be. He was sim­ply very good at what he did.” THESE telly babes have got plenty to show off up top!

Ac­tresses Max­ine Peake and Zoe Telford both star in Room At The Top, a BBC4 drama based on the John Braine novel about a work­ing class York­shire lad who be­comes a leg­endary swords­man at his lo­cal am­a­teur dra­mat­ics group.

Max­ine, 38, plays un­hap­pily mar­ried Alice Ais­gil who has a siz­zling af­fair with bed-hop­ping Joe Lamp­ton, played by Matthew McNulty.

Top­less

Sadly, fans don’t get a chance to see her boobs in the two-part drama this Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day.

But thank­fully we have these snaps from when she played top­less

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.