Warning over bogus workers

The police are reminding local residents to be aware of the dangers regarding bogus workmen offering to carry out jobs.

Some of the services they offer are replacing roofing tiles, repairing guttering, laying paving slabs or tarring driveways.

Acting Sergeant Lynne Steel said: “If residents wish work to be carried out it is important they use a reputable company and get a minimum of three quotes.

“Individuals who come to your door touting for jobs often carry out unnecessary work and will then charge well over the odds for what they have done.

“Frequently the standard they provide is very low, leaving further repair work to their efforts essential.

“Bogus workmen often target old or vulnerable people living by themselves, and often take a significant amount of money from them. Such behaviour is not acceptable and our officers are keen to prevent anyone being conned.

“I would urge any members of the public who believe they have been approached by a bogus workman to contact police with as many details as possible on 101.”