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Fencing

The act of buying stolen property with the intention of re-selling it to unsuspecting persons. For example, a person may steal jewelry to sell to a middleman (called a fence), who then re-sells it a buyer who may or may not realize that the jewelry is stolen. Fences profit from paying low prices for the stolen property and re-selling it at retail prices (prices comparable to those on the legitimate market). Fencing is illegal in most jurisdictions, but it may be difficult to prove in court.
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The team have competed in the 2011 Fencing World Cup in Malaga and they will be competing in the European Fencing Championship in Sheffield during June.
The 22-year-old, who won the silver medal in the foil at the 2006 and 2007 world championships, tested positive for the diuretic furosemide during the European fencing championship in Kiev last month, a CONI spokesman confirmed.
Sparring partners, Abigail Howells, left, and Megan Lillycrop, right, both aged 16 Club member Megan Lillycrop, will be representing Great Britain in Athens in the European Fencing Tournament

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