Slough takes over as fraud hotspot

Slough is officially Britain's identity fraud capital, overtaking London for the first time. The Berkshire commuter town's residents are targeted about four times more than the national average, according to the credit checking group Experian.

In Slough, there are 25 fraud attempts made for every 10,000 households, compared with 22 in London. Experian's research found that across the country, younger, less wealthy people are now the most likely to be targeted.