Irish man held on Cheltenham fraud claimWednesday 12 March 2008 17.57
An Irish racegoer was arrested at Cheltenham yesterday on suspicion of fraud after he was caught in possession of counterfeit euro banknotes with a nominal value of £6,500.
The 49-year-old man was being questioned at Cheltenham Police Station last night.
Gloucestershire police said the only other crimes on the course yesterday were two pick-pocketing incidents.
A punter from Yorkshire reported having £3,000 in cash stolen while another man had £100 taken from his pocket.
This afternoon's racing at the Cheltenham Festival has been abandoned due to high winds.