‘Evil’ conman jailed for six years

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An “evil” conman has been jailed for stealing hundreds of pounds’ worth of jewellery and antiques from elderly people after hoodwinking his way into their homes.

John Reginald Dagnell, 46, posed as an antiques and jewellery buyer to win the trust of the victims, before stealing some of their most treasured possessions.

Flowergarth. Scene of crimes comitted by John Dagnell . Pic Richard Ponter 151015a

Flowergarth. Scene of crimes comitted by John Dagnell . Pic Richard Ponter 151015a

One of his victims was a 94-year-old woman from Scarborough who suffers from