Gendarmes overthrown in the Creuse: the British scammer arrested in Belgium – Ouest-France

On the run since Thursday August 25, 2022, Robert Hendy-Freegard will now have to answer for his actions. The British scammer, main character of a documentary broadcast on Netflix, was arrested on Friday September 2 by the highway police of Ghent, a city located in the north-west of Belgium, indicates a source close to the investigation to BFMTV. Information confirmed by Franceinfo. He ran a clandestine dog farm The 51-year-old man is suspected of having seriously injured two gendarmes during a check in a dog farm in Vidaillat (Creuse), last Thursday. The Englishman would have started his vehicle and hit the two soldiers who had asked him for his papers. He has since been wanted by the police. Well known to the police services across the Channel, for serial fraud, Robert Hendy-Freegard had settled in France in 2015 with his partner and kept a clandestine breeding of about thirty dogs. Convicted in 2005 He allegedly embezzled more than £1million through his scams, seducing his victims and persuading them to empty their bank accounts. In the 1990s and until his arrest in 2002, he posed as an MI5 agent, the equivalent of the DGSI in France, to scam women. Sentenced in 2005, he was released in 2009 after appealing his initial sentence which sent him to life imprisonment. A documentary, broadcast since last January on Netflix, recounts his manipulations and his modus operandi. An investigation was opened by the Guéret public prosecutor’s office, after the refusal to comply, for “attempted intentional homicide of a person holding public authority” and entrusted to the investigation center of the Limoges judicial court (Haute- Vienna). chevron_leftchevron_right