Police warning over Leeds bogus charity leaflets

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Police have issued a warning over what appears to be a bogus charity leaflet circulating in the Leeds area.

The leaflet asks for donations via PayPal in support of a 12-year-old boy called Michael with cerebral palsy.

The logo inside the leaflet is that of a legitimate charity but the charity has no knowledge or connection to the fundraising drive. Police have advised anyone in doubt over a charity, to check the registration details listed online at charity-commission.gov.uk or call the helpline on 0845 300 0218.

As well as identity documents, people collecting money for a genuine charity must carry documents from the charity confirming they are collecting legitimately.