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PSA: Serial Conman, Matthew Attenborough, Still at Large – How YOU Can Help


Five years ago, I first reported on the gay serial conman who had targeted men across the breadth of the country.

Reports from a reliable source inform me that he’s at it again and in an area where, due to social stigma and closeted sexuality, men are more unlikely to report that they have fallen victim.

This is a link to my original story on the fraudster:

https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/bears-beware-a-cautionary-tale-of-friendship-and-fraud/amp/

Here is a follow up story which was written two years ago:

https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/gay-fraudster-may-be-up-to-his-old-tricks-again/amp/

My source has given me the following information and advice on how to report the crimes committed, if you are one of these unfortunate victims or if you have any information that may lead to bringing him to justice.

“It seems that serial fraudster Matthew Attenborough has re-emerged. He seems to still be using his Ruairi O’Laoghaire alias.

I’ve covered Attenborough’s antics before. He targets vulnerable gay and bisexual men on applications such as Scruff, Growlr and Grindr. Builds trust then steals, property, bank details even identities. He has destroyed lives and left people in precarious financial positions due to illegal activities.

There have been numerous reports of him conning and stealing from vulnerable gay men in the North West of England and Northern Ireland.

Community workers and Police are concerned there may be a number of victims particularly in Northern Ireland who would have reservations about reporting incidents to the Police.

If you have been the victim of a theft or fraud by this man, don’t let him get away with it, call Police on 101.

If you are fearful of reporting this to Police or you are worried what impact it could have on your life you can report anonymously via the Rainbow Project’s advocacy service.

Contact their advocacy officer on 02890319030 or advocacy@rainbow-project.org

Matthew Attenborough has no regard for the men he steals from by not reporting this you are enabling him to continue his campaign of theft and fraud against others.”

Please either contact the police or report through Rainbow Project’s advocacy service.

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I’m considering running for Prime Minister


I’m considering running for Prime Minister. A few of my thoughts and progressive ideas…As the retirement age rises, it’s a comfort to know that less elderly people will experience isolation or loneliness and that they will most likely die surrounded by coworkers. Now if there were only some way to abolish school and get those urchins into work sooner, we’d all save a ton of cash on our Tax contributions…I’d also introduce a new law which automatically allows citizenship to immigrants who can play ukulele, ocarina or preferably both; at the same time. Ideally, this should include the ability to improvise around the Titanic theme, “My Heart Will Go On”And, while I’m at it, I might just add that if the urchins do attend any school at all, at our expense, then please can we ensure that they are taught some basics, such as THEY’RE going THERE with THEIR friends. I mean, come on people, it’s not rocket science.


What the Dickens are YOU Waiting For?


“I have been bent and broken, but – I #hope – into a better shape.” CharlesDickens Visit the GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiveEmHope/


When the #Student is the #Teacher


#teachergoalsIt can be our most challenging students that push us to be more engaging and innovative.We should constantly be trying new strategies to stimulate and educate all learners. Our students are our teachers too.


A true hero: Saman Kunan #ThaiCaveRescue


A true hero:I hope everyone takes a moment today to remember Saman Kunan, the Thai Navy Seal that died making sure the kids stuck in the cave had enough oxygen so that this rescue would even be possible. #ThaiCaveRescueHis name was Saman Kunan.He has died taking oxygen to the thai youngsters trapped in the cave. He didn’t save enough oxygen for himself to get back. His bravery & inate selflessness represented humanity at its best.R.I.P. Saman


Elevate, don’t Denigrate @PrideInLondon – DAVID E WATTERS


I am appalled that #PrideLondon was hijacked by anti-trans protesters yesterday.All voices matter but it is not necessary to #denigrate others in other to #elevate yourself. #Equality means everyone. Join me in calling for @PrideInLondon to condemn this action!You can tweet them but you can also add your name to this open letter:https://docs.google.com/document/d/11227_Kw-NuzPI5kJuY2rxFIRfOaDd7wsvWBeVqUvLLc/mobilebasic


@MissBeehive Mari Wilson at Wilton’s Music Hall – 6 July 2018


‪Mari Wilson at Wilton’s Music Hall – 6 July 2018If you took all the best bits of #Cilla, #Dusty, #Petula & #Sandie & added extra humour, humility and humanity, you’d get @MissBeehive whose every breath was a gift to her adoring audience this evening @WiltonMusicHall 😊💜👍🙏‬ Every moment was an absolute joy. Mari’s backing singers clearly adore her and communicate beautifully with each other and the audience. The band were flawless. Full respect to all for giving so much on such a hot evening. Congratulations to all involved.

No idea how we lost our friends Peter and Sean who were sat right next to us but a pleasure to say hello, briefly, to Barb Jungr who was in the cheap seats behind us! Only kidding…We even got chatting to a couple of lovely guys outside afterwards and realised that the outside world can be more pleasant than it seems.


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