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11/02/2013

Inside out investigates the Oxford conman who brainwashed a French aristocrat out of a fortune.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Feb 2013 19:30
BBC One Oxfordshire, South only

Conman 'stole lives' of French aristocrats

Conman 'stole lives' of French aristocrats

Members of a French aristocratic family have described how they were brainwashed by a conman, held a virtual prisoners in Oxford and now live in social housing after losing their chateau.

 

Christine and Charles-Henri de Vedrines were conned out of millions of euros after falling under the "hypnotic powers" of Thierry Tilly.

 

He was jailed for eight years for false imprisonment and abusing the weakness of psychologically vulnerable persons at a trial in Bordeaux in November.

 

Read the full story on the BBC News website.

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René Mouchotte was a Spitfire ace who was killed in battle at the age of 29.

 

Jan Leeming uncovers fresh revelations about the pilot's death and follows his remarkable story.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorJane Goddard
Series ProducerJane French
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