Rogue trader charged elderly person £1,000 to resurface driveway

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POLICE are reminding homeowners to be extra vigilant after a rogue trader charged an elderly person £1,000 to resurface their driveway.

The incident happened in Gerard Road, Alcester, after a man driving a white van called at an elderly person’s house to say that he could resurface the driveway with tarmac for £1,000.

The man then ‘painted’ the drive with a black substance. When challenged by a family member he painted the driveway again. He was given a cheque for £1,000. The caller was concerned that the work was not up to standard and that the man may return asking for more money. Full details of the man and his vehicle have been passed to police. 26th January and 9th February. (Incident number: 0257 09/02/2019)