Guy Flunt (32) of Clapham was left flabberghasted yesterday evening, as he turned up for his free introductory salsa lesson and found nothing at the address other than an abandoned Asda trolley with one wheel missing.
“At first I thought it was the satnav on my phone playing up,” he told us, “I was absolutely positive I’d got the address that was printed on the flyer. Then I thought maybe I’d come on the wrong day, but that didn’t appear to eb the case either. Then I wondered if any other confused looking people had turned up looking for Latin-styled dancing lessons, but apparently nobody else had. So after a while I went home.”
The Met Police have appealed to the public to "act with great caution when attempting to redeem introductory dance instruction classes" they also added "Dealing with the fall-out from bogus offers accounts for nearly 40% of 999 calls in the Greater London Area"
Mr Flunt was fortunate to not be 'jostled' for his dancing shoes, but many victims lose 10's of pounds worth of sequined costumes, leotards and leg warmers as well as pride. Most victims will not report the crime out of fear that their dance ambitions will be publicised. However the Met are trying to address this with the introduction of the freephone victim support line "Strictly Confidential"