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BBC Rogue Traders' Dan Penteado no longer wanted by police

Dan Penteado
Image caption Dan Penteado is accused of receiving housing and council tax benefit while at the BBC

A presenter on the BBC consumer affairs programme Rogue Traders who was wanted by police no longer has a warrant outstanding for his arrest.

Dan Penteado, 40, from Westbourne, Bournemouth, was wanted by police after he did not show up at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.

He is accused of receiving more than £24,000 of housing and council tax benefit while at the BBC.

Dorset Police would not confirm if Mr Penteado had been arrested.

Since 2001 he has been the on-screen sidekick of Rogue Traders star Matt Allwright.

He is regularly seen in leathers riding a motorbike as the two presenters confront suspect tradesmen.

He was wanted by police after he failed to appear in court on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the BBC said it was unable to comment on the matter as it related to a pending court case.

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