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An entire family of fraudsters has been arrested by German police accused of running a 150,000 GBP bogus car crash insurance scam.

Officials say 15 family members were arrested in a series of raids in Offenbach by police investigating more than 70 faked auto accidents.

Police traced the gang after sharp-eyed insurance officials noticed the same surname cropping up as witnesses or third parties in dozens of claims.

One 30-year-old man - believed to be the gang leader - is being held in custody, say prosecutors.

"We are investigating at least 70 but we are confident we will find many more." said a police spokesman.

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