Man Bailed Over Faking Churchill's Signature

A dealer arrested in connection with allegations of forged Winston Churchill memorabilia has been released on police bail.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Art and Antiques Unit arrested the 65-year-old man in Lymington, Hampshire, last week on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation.

The arrest came after officers were alerted to a number of the wartime prime minister's books and memorabilia, alleged to have fake signatures, being offered for sale on auction website eBay or directly during the last 18 months.

These items were all said to be signed by Churchill himself, thereby increasing their value by as much as 1,000%, a police spokesman said.

He added that officers seized a number of calligraphy pens with ink and approximately 30 signed books by authors such as JRR Tolkien, TS Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson, which are also alleged to have fake signatures.

The arrested man was bailed to return to Lyndhurst police station in early May.


Surely you have something to say?

Be the first to comment.

What do you think about "Man Bailed Over Faking Churchill's Signature "

(Required) denotes a required field

Please leave

This field requires attention

This field requires attention

Maximum 400 characters

This field requires attention

This field requires attention

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Roberto

12am - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Roberto

On TV: Hits From Brits: Guess The Year!

12am - 2am

Watch heart TV

  • Strike U Sure Do



  • Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love



  • Taio Cruz Dynamite



  • Mark Ronson Valerie



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter