Ipswich fan hunted by police

IPSWICH supporter Ryan Upson and his dad, Gary, are being hunted by police today after they, and £500,000 of their customers' money, disappeared.Until the end of May this year, the pair ran a business building and converting horse boxes.

IPSWICH supporter Ryan Upson and his dad, Gary, are being hunted by police today after they, and £500,000 of their customers' money, disappeared.

Until the end of May this year, the pair ran a business building and converting horse boxes.

However fraud squad detectives are now trying to track down the father and son team after receiving 40 complaints from people who have given them deposits for work, but have received nothing in return.

The Upsons, who had been based in Darlington, were previously in business in Tiptree until the early 1990s, where Gary Upson ran Omega Horseboxes.


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They eventually moved to the north-east and set up a similar company working from a unit at an industrial estate.

Ryan, 34, and Gary, 67, have not been seen since May 31 this year, according to detective constable Tim Lerner, the man leading the hunt for them.

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Over the past few months their description has been circulated to police forces throughout Great Britain, but there has been no sighting of them reported to detectives.

On Monday this week Dc Lerner went on the BBC 1 consumer programme, Watchdog, in a bid to trace them. It is feared they may now have fled abroad.

Dc Lerner, who is with the Durham fraud squad, said he was keen for people in Suffolk to contact him if they knew where to find the Upsons.

He said: "If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Gary and Ryan Upson, they should telephone me on 0191 375 2261."

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