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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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Consequently, Newcastle Fencing Centre opened its doors on the Benfield Business Park in March and provides a central hub for the development of fencing in the area.
It has become the home for the Newcastle Fencing Club, Newcastle University Fencing, Kids Let's Fence and the Newcastle Pentathlon Club.
Only recently Sarah Harvey won a bronze medal in the junior women's epee at the Junior Commonwealth Fencing championships in South Africa.