Rogue traders incident

16 Mar 2015 12:28 PM

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Police are advising residents to be on their guard following an incident in Northumberland.

A 68-year-old woman from Warkworth answered a knock at her door on Monday, March 9, from a man and woman who offered to cut down some trees in her garden. She agreed the work and the man charged her £5,000 for this, for work worth only a few hundred pounds.

The pair are described a  young man and woman who were in a white van. The man is described as white, aged approximately 31-32 years, 5 feet 6" tall, slim build, short dark hair and a Scottish accent. The woman was aged 20-25 years, with her hair worn in a long dark ponytail.
Detective Inspector Dave Swinburne said: "Officers are making enquires into this incident and we're keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about these two people. If anyone saw anyone suspicious in the Warkworth or other areas of Northumberland, or may have received a call from a man or woman claiming to be carrying out work in the area we would ask them to get in contact."

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