Rogue trader warning as Peterborough pensioner ends up with hole in his roof after paying £350

Residents are being warned about the dangers of rogue traders after a Peterborough pensioner was left £350 out of pocket.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 10:00 am

Cambridgeshire police have issued the warning, with residents in Stanground and Whittlesey especially urged to be on their guard.

A spokesman for the force said: “We’re issuing a warning about rogue traders after a man in his 80s from Peterborough was left with a hole in his roof

The man paid the roofers £350 to carry out repair works, but instead was left with rain pouring through the ceiling after the men never returned to finish the job

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Police

We’ve received a number of similar reports of a rogue roofing company delivering leaflets and carrying out shoddy work in the Whittlesey and Stanground areas.”

For advice on how to avoid rogue traders, visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/Fraud/Rogue-Traders