A pair of estate agents fleeced a “vulnerable” schizophrenic out of money, gold, jewellery and shares worth more than half a million pounds, a court was told yesterday. The Times.

Malcolm Green and Gem Shevket appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London to deny eight charges relating to conspiracy to defraud, theft and dishonesty.

The court heard how the two estate agents had duped Marshall Davis into giving them gold, jewellery, including his mother’s engagement ring, and share certificates worth about £600,000, £260,000 of which were transferred into Green’s name.

The trial continues